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PHOTOS, Ashes 1st Test: Australia crush England

November 24, 2013 14:06 IST

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Mitchell Johnson took five for 42 as Australia dismissed England for 179 in the Brisbane twilight to comprehensively win the first Ashes Test by 381 runs and take a 1-0 lead in the series on Sunday.

-Australia polish off England to win Ashes opener

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Left-arm quick Johnson, who took 4-61 as the tourists were skittled for 136 in their first innings, claimed his eighth Test five-wicket haul to walk away with the man of the match award.


Image: Peter Siddle of Australia shakes hands with Mitchell Johnson to celebrate victory
Photographs: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

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"A fantastic start, some fantastic individual performances, no more so than Mitchell Johnson," said Australia captain Michael Clarke.

It was spinner Nathan Lyon (2-46) who made the key breakthrough, though, by dismissing Cook.


Image: Steve Smith, Michael Clarke and Brad Haddin of Australia celebrate victory after Mitchell Johnson of Australia took the wicket of James Anderson
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Cook, who scored 235 not out in his second innings in the last Ashes Test at the Gabba, had played a composed and defiant innings with just three boundaries before a dramatic hailstorm forced the players off the field.


Photographs: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

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"It's only one Test match, though, I'm sure England will come back bigger and stronger. We've got a lot of work to do to achieve what we want to achieve," added Clarke.


Image: Mitchell Johnson of Australia celebrates taking the wicket of Graeme Swann of England
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