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ASHES PHOTOS: Australia take firm grip on Gabba Test

Last updated on: November 22, 2013 14:40 IST

ASHES PHOTOS: Australia take firm grip on Gabba Test

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Australia dismissed England for 136 and took a first innings lead of 159 on Day 2 of the first Ashes Test at the Gabba on Friday.

The home side shattered the tourists' batting with six wickets for nine runs in a stunning mid-afternoon spell.

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Image: Mitchell Johnson of Australia celebrates after dismissing Joe Root of England
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Mitchell Johnson's speed and bounce troubled England. He led the way with four wickets for 61, as Australia, bowled out for 295 in the first hour of the day, transformed the match after a disappointing opening day at the Gabba.

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Image: Mitchell Johnson of Australia celebrates after taking the wicket of Jonathan Trott of England
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Earlier, England lost captain Alastair Cook and Jonathan Trott in the half an hour before lunch, reaching the break at 55 for 2. But despite their losses, they looked to be making steady progress towards a reasonable score at 82-2 midway through the second session.


Image: Australia's captain Michael Clarke and team mate Shane Watson celebrate after taking the wicket of England's captain Alastair Cook (left)
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Kevin Pietersen, playing his 100th Test, had scored 18 before he swatted the ball off his pads to George Bailey, who, at mid-wicket, took a great catch to give Ryan Harris his second wicket.

With England's most dangerous batsmen gone, Johnson and his fellow-bowlers ran rampant to leave the tourists facing an uphill task just to save the Test, let alone secure a first victory in Brisbane since 1986.


Image: Kevin Pietersen of England
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Pacer Stuart Broad will claim most of the plaudits back in England after he added Harris to his five victims on the opening day to finish with figures of six for 81.


Image: Stuart Broad of England acknowledges the crowd after taking six wickets
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