Australia wait to claim Ashes lead

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Woakes follows that up with one that swings! On the pitch, England are trying to lessen the scale of the Australian victory by at least taking a wicket. Off the pitch, they are saying that the incident between Jonny Bairstow and Cameron Bancroft has been blown up out of all proportion. It is hard not to feel some sympathy for the England players as they attempt to delay the inevitable this morning against such a strange backdrop. Jake Ball into the attack and makes his intentions clear — a short ball.

But it's too short and Aleem Dar deems it a wide. Our first bowling change of the morning as Chris Woakes is brought into the attack in place of Stuart Broad. A bouncer first up and Warner goes for it Woakes and the slip corden are interested in a review The Warwickshire seamer tries again, but this time Warner connects and pulls out to deep square for a single.

Bancroft then gets in behind a couple of nice, but nonthreatening, deliveries from Woakes to finish. Bancroft then forces one from Anderson off the back foot, a nice shot through point which brings the right-hander a couple.

He follows that up with a thick inside edge which runs down to fine leg and that will be two more to Bancroft — Australia picking up just where they left off last night. Broad then, over the wicket to the right-handed Bancroft, just squares the batsman up with another nice delivery which leaves the Aussie rookie.

Bancroft then pushes to mid-on for no run before leaning on one to mid-off the next ball — which produces a single. Very, very poor start to the over from Anderson, sticking one on Warner's hips before the opener dispatches it down to the fine leg boundary for the first four of the morning.

Broad again, who is full to Warner and he plays with a dead bat — which has been a rarity in this innings. A poor one next up from the seamer allows Warner to cut through point for a single to the fielder out to the deep. Bancroft continues his watchful start to the day — leaving well before defending confidently. But Broad finishes with the best delivery of the morning so far which seams past the outside edge of the debutant. Jimmy Anderson with the ball at the other end and just strays too straight, allowing Warner to tuck it for one to fine leg.

The right-hander is allowed a few sighters — leaving the ball go through to the wicketkeeper Bairstow. He sends a VERY loose first delivery wide outside off stump but the left-hander can only slap it straight to cover. And there's the first runs of the day for Australia — a firm punch off the front foot beats the man at cover and that's a well-run three.

Bancroft then feels leather on willow for the first time with a confident forward defensive to a decent delivery from the Notts paceman. Good morning from Brisbane where a subdued atmosphere is hanging over the England team at the moment. They are just about to lose the first Test and to top it all we have allegations about Jonny Bairstow becoming involved in an altercation with Cameron Bancroft at the start of this tour. I spoke to a lot of people involved with the England team last night and they all told me this is Aussie mischief and barstow did nothing wrong.

But the bottom line is this. England players were in a student bar in Perth at the very start of this tour with the shadow of the Ben Stokes affair hanging over them. And that is very very stupid indeed. More news on that will come out after this Test is over but for now all we can hope is that England make Australia work hard for the remaining runs. The Gabba's giant scoreboard: Can England conjure something special?

It's unlikely, but stay tuned Hughes was playing in a Shield match for South Australia two days previously when he was struck in the head by a bouncer.

It was a moment which rocked the sport and cricket is still mourning his massive loss. Never forgotten pic. Already a man down when they got on the plane, England's cricketers were firmly reminded of their professional responsibilities before departing to Australia. Nobody expects young men to live like monks on a foreign tour lasting many months, but these were exceptional circumstances, it was pointed out.

Jonny Bairstow would have been among those told there could be no repeat of the late drinking sessions that culminated in the arrest of Ben Stokes in Bristol in September. The agreement was to be self-policing. That didn't last long. Bairstow is said to have head-butted Australia debutant Cameron Bancroft during a night out in Perth at the start of this tour, at a time England were still reeling from the arrest and suspension of Ben Stokes.

Hello all and welcome to the coverage for the fifth and final day of the opening Ashes Test in Brisbane. And, barring a miracle, Australia are just hours if not minutes away from stealing a march on England in this series. David Warner and Cam Bancroft need juts 56 runs to record a wicket victory and, in doing so, ensuring the fortress of the Gabba remains. The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline.

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I am upset with my players and they know that': Glen Williams Host commentator. Australia thrash England by 10 wickets at the Gabba. Australia Bancroft 80, Warner Woakes back into the attack. Just a leg-stump full toss. A straight drive down the ground and that's the first Test wrapped up! Australia Bancroft 68, Warner Warner cuts for one off Root for yet another single. Down to 9 to win now.

Australia are making light work of this. Australia Bancroft 67, Warner Another pull off the hip then yields a single down to fine leg. Bancroft then gets in on the act, flicking off his hip for two down to fine leg. Warner then with a cut away for a single and that's the up. Australia Bancroft 64, Warner Bancroft is a little more circumspect, however, and defends well. Sadly it's all too easy for Australia at the moment.

They are singing now 'we're going to win I wouldn't put too much money on that if I were you, mind. Australia Bancroft 60, Warner Another single, pushed to mid-off by Warner off the first ball of Woakes's over. It's just 84mph from Ball, up and down, like a net session.

The left-hander turns another for a single down to fine leg and walks through for one. Matter of time here. Australia Bancroft 56, Warner Another short one from Woakes is turned down to fine leg for another single. There are two exercises in damage limitation going on the Gabba this morning.

Warner helps the next easily around the corner for a single out to deep square. Bancroft then jumps onto the back foot and tucks one into the leg-side, but there's no run.

He leaves the final delivery through to the keeper and that's the over. Australia Bancroft 52, Warner Another single for Warner, pushed solidly to deep cover.