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1st Ashes Test: England win by 169 Runs, take 1-0 lead in Series

Joe Root AshesEngland registered a comfortable 169-run victory over Australia in the first Test match at Cardiff to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match Ashes series. Joe Root was declared ‘Man of the Match’ for scoring 194 (134 + 60) runs in this match and taking two wickets too.

Scores:

England 430 (Ballance 61, Root 134, Stokes 52, Moeen 77; Starc 5/114, Hazlewood 3/83, Lyon 2/69) and 289 (Bell 62, Root 62, Stokes 42, Wood 32*; Lyon 4/75, Johnson 2/69, Hazlewood 2/49, Starc 2/60).

Australia 308 (Rogers 95, Smith 33, Clarke 38, Voges 31, Watson 30; Anderson 3/43, Broad 2/60, Wood 2/66, Moeen 2/71) and Australia 242 (Warner 52, Smith 33, Johnson 77; Broad 3/39, Moeen 3/59, Wood 2/53, Root 2/28).