England's James Vince was spectacularly run out with a century beckoning on his Ashes debut as Australia hit back to leave the first Test finely balanced after day one on Thursday. Captain Joe Root and Alastair Cook both fell cheaply before the tourists reached 196 for four when bad light ended an attritional, rain-affected day at the Gabba ground in Brisbane. Vince top-scored as the tourists scored slowly, but Australia loosened their hard-earned advantage when they dismissed him along with the key wicket of Root late on. As we travel down history, England have not won a Test match in Gabba since 1986.
HIGHLIGHTS, ASHES 1ST TEST, AUSTRALIA vs ENGLAND, DAY 1 AT THE GABBA
While Australia can boast of the pace trio of Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins alongside the skilful and durable off-spinner Nathan Lyon, England have their two greatest ever wicket-takers in James Anderson and Stuart Broad, but for now at least there is no Ben Stokes, the best performer in an otherwise horrid 2013-14 series.England, meanwhile will be aware that history is very much against them in their quest to retain the famous urn following their 3-2 win in 2015. (Read full preview here).