Cummins noted Langer's acknowledgement, saying the 51-year-old was intense, but the players were OK with it.

Australia defeated England by 9 wickets in the first Ashes Test.

England resumed Day 4 at 220-2 and Lyon struck in the fourth over, triggering a collapse that netted eight wickets for 77 runs as the visiting team finished the match in a similar vein to how it started.

After restricting England’s second innings to 297, the Australians needed just 20 runs to clinch the match.

They did it in 5.1 overs, for the loss of only makeshift opener Alex Carey (9), with Marcus Harris (9 not out) hitting a boundary to finish off.

Travis Head was adjudged the Man of the Match for his brilliant 152 in Australia’s first innings at the Gabba.

Pat Cummins, who led Australia to win in his maiden Test as a captain, praised Head for his magnificent performance.

“That’s why we want him in the team – he can take a game away in a couple of hours”

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