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ENG vs AUS, 1st Ashes Test, Day 1: Joe Root's Ton Sees England Declare On First Day Of Ashes Opener - In Pics

Former England skipper Joe Root ended his Ashes century-drought as the home side romped to a blistering 393-8 on day 1 of the 1st Ashes Test before against Australia at Edgbaston on Friday. England were in danger of squandering the advantage of winning the toss on a good pitch as they fell to 176-5 after losing two wickets in quick succession. But former England captain Root was 118 not out -- the 32-year-old's first Ashes hundred in eight years and 17 Tests -- when Stokes called a halt to give his side 20 minutes In reply, Stuart Broad took the new ball on Friday against his 'bunny' David Warner but the southpaw survived to be eight not out in a total of 14-0 at stumps.

ENG vs AUS, 1st Ashes Test: Day 1
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Former England skipper Joe Root ended his Ashes century-drought as the home side romped to a blistering 393-8 on day 1 of the 1st Ashes Test before against Australia at Edgbaston on Friday. England were in danger of squandering the advantage of winning the toss on a good pitch as they fell to 176-5 after losing two wickets in quick succession. But former England captain Root was 118 not out -- the 32-year-old's first Ashes hundred in eight years and 17 Tests -- when Stokes called a halt to give his side 20 minutes In reply, Stuart Broad took the new ball on Friday against his 'bunny' David Warner but the southpaw survived to be eight not out in a total of 14-0 at stumps.

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