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It’s All Gone to Plan so Far, Says Australia Captain Pat Cummins

Australia captain Pat Cummins mentioned that his first day as skipper in Test cricket has gone in keeping with the plan. He added that he was pleased with the best way his teammates went about in dismissing England for simply 147 on day one of many first Ashes Test at The Gabba on Wednesday.

Cummins was the choose of bowlers for Australia, taking 5/38 in 13.1 overs, changing into the primary captain to take a five-wicket haul in an Ashes Test since Bob Willis did so in 1982/83. His scalps within the five-wicket haul have been Ben Stokes, Haseeb Hameed, Ollie Robinson, Mark Wood and Chris Woakes.

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“Pretty loopy… it’s all gone to plan thus far. Really pleased with all the blokes,” mentioned Cummins in a chat with BT Sports as rain introduced a cease to the proceedings.

Talking about doing effectively after dropping the toss, Cummins mentioned, “I used to be in all probability going to have a bat. I genuinely wasn’t upset and we made probably the most of it.”

Asked about his observations in regards to the pitch, Cummins said that it was a typical Gabba wicket. “It’s a bit bit mushy. You’re all the time within the recreation on the morning of Day 1. It obtained a bit bit faster after lunch however the ball obtained a bit bit softer. It’s a reasonably commonplace Gabba wicket.”

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The 28-year-old was comfortable for his pace-mate Mitchell Starc doing effectively. Starc made a dream begin to the Ashes, bowling out Rory Burns round his legs on the very first ball of the collection.

“Really comfortable for him, he actually held the assault collectively.”

Cummins signed off by saying that his physique was high-quality throughout his spell. “I really feel like I’ve bowled effectively to him (Joe Root) previously and thought I’d have a crack. The physique felt respectable. I’ve bowled higher earlier than and haven’t obtained as many rewards. I stored it tight and obtained the ball up there.”

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