Cricket-England in Trouble against Australia
ENGLAND'S campaign to win back the Ashes was in danger of being derailed almost as soon as it began when they were left battling to save the opening test against Australia today.
The Aussies, after struggling on the opening day of the series on Friday, began to tighten the screws on England from the outset of play on the second day at the Gabba.
Ian Healy (134) and Steve Waugh (112) both blasted centuries as Australia compiled an imposing first innings total of 485 then paceman Glenn McGrath had England reeling when he dismissed Michael Atherton for a duck.
England almost lost Mark Butcher soon after when McGrath found the edge of his bat but the ball …
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Publication information: Article title: Cricket-England in Trouble against Australia. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Birmingham Evening Mail (England). Publication date: November 21, 1998. Page number: 54. © 2005 Birmingham Post & Mail Ltd. COPYRIGHT 1998 Gale Group.
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