Ashes: England lose first Test to Australia by 381 runs

  • 24 November 2013
England captain Alastair Cook

The England cricket team have suffered a huge defeat to Australia in the first Ashes Test in Brisbane.

England needed 561 runs in their second innings to win, but they were bowled out to lose by a whopping 381 runs.

Australian bowler Mitchell Johnson was named man of the match after playing a key role in beating England.

England's captain Alastair Cook said: "It is just one loss, it's a five-match Test series, there's plenty of time to fight back."

He added: "We need to now go away, regroup, stay strong as a unit, and really be honest with ourselves and how we go about trying to fight back in this series."

England won the last Ashes series, which took place on home soil earlier this year.

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