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24-Nov-2013 08:08:00 GMT
Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane, 4th day

All-rounder Johnson Star in Australian Win

Brisbane: Mitchell Johnson took 5-42 as Australia dismissed England for 179 in the Brisbane twilight to win the first Ashes test by 381 runs with a day to spare and take a 1-0 lead in the series on Sunday.

It was a first victory in 10 tests for Australia after losing a series 4-0 in India and another in England 3-0 this year, and a first win in eight Ashes contests since the Perth test in 2010.

Only the weather, which delayed play twice for a total of more than two hours, looked like extending the contest to a fifth day but Johnson put paid to that when he dismissed James Anderson caught and bowled.

England's hopes of a result at Brisbane had been slim at best when they were set 561 to win and lost two second innings wickets for only 24 runs on Saturday evening.

They were shattered when the dismissal of captain Alastair Cook for 65 triggered a collapse from 142 for four to 160 for eight in the 45 minutes between the two weather disruptions.

Brief scores
295 (Haddin 94, Johnson 64, Broad 6-81) & 401/7d (Warner 124, Clarke 113, Haddin 53, Tremlett 3-69)
England 136 (Johnson 4-61, Harris 3-28) & 179 (Cook 65, Johnson 5-42)
Result Australia won by 381 runs

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