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  1. Vince 83 - brilliantly run out by Lyon
  2. Stoneman 53 - bowled by Cummins
  3. Root 15 - lbw on review to Cummins
  4. England slip from 127-1 to 163-4
  5. Play to start at 23:30 GMT on Thursday

Live Reporting

By Amy Lofthouse, Jack Skelton and Saj Chowdhury

All times stated are UK

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  1. At stumps

    We are done for day one.

    Thanks for reading, listening and your general interaction.

    Until tomorrow (tonight).

  2. Follow live Ashes coverage on the BBC

    You do know you can follow unrivalled Ashes coverage on the BBC? I've not even been paid to type that.

    The website will have (often hilarious, and sometimes twee) live text throughout and Test Match Special will be your aural comfort blanket during the series.

    Here are full details of our coverage.

  3. Athers on the first day

    Former England captain Michael Atherton has posted his thoughts in The Times.

    Here is some of what he has had to say....

    "It looked like James Vince was intent on ramming Lyon’s pre-match words back down his throat. Finishing careers? Vince was intent on creating one. He made 83. For all the world, he looked like he’d make at least 17 more. Given the limitations of his previous form, it would have been a remarkable first Test hundred."

  4. Ashes content around the site

    There are tons of Ashes-related stories, features and vids around the site.

    Check this one out from Vaughany:

    Video content

    Video caption: Ashes 2017-18: Michael Vaughan's guide to surviving an Ashes Down Under
  5. England hope for big Ashes impact from Moeen Ali

    Allen Cook

    BBC News

    Worcestershire's Moeen Ali could have a crucial role to play on day two of the first Ashes Test in Brisbane.

    Moeen Ali

    He's unbeaten on 13 alongside Dawid Malan who's 28 not out after day one closed with England 196-4.

    England will be looking to the pair to move the team to a strong position after Australia fought back on the opening day, when England had at one stage been 127-1.

    Moeen's already made an impact on the series, striking the first six of this year's Ashes.

  6. Looking ahead...

    Moeen. Moeen. Moeen.

    No pressure big man.

    Will he be one of England's first Test heroes?

  7. For the late arrivals...

    Image caption: Ships

    I realise there are some who wake up late... or perhaps you're on a ship in the mid-Atlantic and about to have breakfast at the captain's table. Does that still happen?

    For you lot, here's a recap of day one.

    • England: 196-4
    • Alastair Cook out for 15 - 10 balls and 13 mins - not great, to be fair
    • Ashes debutants Mark Stoneman and James Vince put on a 125-run partnership on a slow wicket
    • Seamer Pat Cummins - with a Mitchell Johnson-inspired 'tache - takes the wickets of Stoneman and then skipper Joe Root.
    • Nathan Lyon runs out Vince, who made 83. Decent throw, I suppose.



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    Lottie Edmondson: Player of the Day - James Vince laying down a marker with his 83. Play of the Day - Moeen Ali's six off Lyon, shifting the tone towards the end perfectly. Predictions for day 2 - Eng to push to 400, Aus 2/3 down at close (barring rain).

    If England do manage somewhere near 400 then... well...

  9. Video content

    Video caption: Pint-sized Ashes: First Test in balance after intriguing opening day

    Pint-sized Ashes relives the opening day of the first Test as England's James Vince makes 83 before Australia fight back in Brisbane.

  10. Where's pint-sized Ashes?

    I wonder...

  11. Gabba cricket ground pool - an update

    My colleague tells me it's free to use the pool as long as you turn up in your trunks/swimsuit.

    I know it's hot over there, but imagine walking to the ground in your pants? Has anybody ever done that? With the exception of Speedo Mick.

  12. Where not to stand for a post-action report...

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    Catherine McGregor = pure pro. The guy at 1:07 would have been the end for me.

  13. The cost of cricket ground pools

    How much is it to use the pool?

    It costs £6 to use the pool at my local leisure centre - plus you have full use of gym, sauna and steam room.

  14. BBC's day one report

    Pat Cummins
    Image caption: Not Shemilt

    Talking of Shemilt, have you read his day one report? Much (/fractionally) better than my ramblings.

    Here's a snippet.

    Quote Message: If the surface does harden up over the next few days, Australia - unbeaten in Brisbane since 1988 - could get the best of the batting conditions and more pace for their bowlers in England's second innings.
  15. Shemilt's great escape

    Stephan Shemilt

    BBC Sport at the Gabba

    It's tricky to get a cab outside the Gabba when 40,000 are leaving the ground. TMS commentator Simon Mann has his running gear on for the trip back to the city, I'm strolling past those who forlornly wait for a taxi. The footbridge back into town is full of post-cricket chat and aggressive cyclists.

  16. That's more like it

    A picture postcard. Sun and heat is so overrated.

  17. Aussies take honours?


    Not entirely sure about that.

    And, while we're here, it's 196-4.