Australia’s Usman Khawaja starred with the bat in the first Ashes Test against England.© AFP
Australia beat England by two wickets to win a thrilling first Ashes Test at Edgbaston on Tuesday. Australia were struggling at 227-8, still 54 runs shy of a victory target of 281, when skipper Pat Cummins was joined in the middle by tailender Nathan Lyon. But the pair’s unbroken stand of 55 saw Ashes holders Australia home, with Cummins hitting the winning boundary to finish on 44 not out after opener Usman Khawaja had made a painstaking 65 to follow his first-innings 141. Lyon was unbeaten on 16, with Australia now 1-0 up in this five-match series as they bid for a first Ashes campaign triumph on English soil in 22 years.
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