Head's perfect return from Test obscurity

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Australia's Ashes defence is disconnected to a flying commencement aft a broad nine-wicket triumph implicit England successful the archetypal Test astatine the Gabba. Here's however erstwhile Australian skipper Mark Taylor saw the performances from the Aussie XI.

David Warner: Not his finest Test knock, but continued to bent successful and provided Australia with a coagulated start. 8/10

Marcus Harris: Missed retired successful the archetypal innings nether pugnacious conditions, but bully to spot him deed the winning runs. 4

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Marnus Labuschagne: Even though helium got a fewer little than Warner, I thought helium looked arsenic bully arsenic anyone with the bat. 9

Steve Smith: A uncommon nonaccomplishment with the bat, but successful a way, it's large to spot that Australia tin triumph without large runs from him. 4

Travis Head: A large crippled for Travis, a match-winning 150 that inks him into the squad for the remainder of the series. 10

Travis Head received a cleanable people from Mark Taylor for his superb match-swinging innings of 152 (Getty)

Cameron Green: A tricky 1 to complaint - didn't execute with the bat but looked large with the ball, posing a existent threat. Also looks a bully gaffe oregon gully fielder. 7

Alex Carey: Kept soundly, took everything helium needed to instrumentality but unluckily didn't marque runs. He looks a dependable cricketer. 8

Pat Cummins: A terrific Test lucifer debut arsenic skipper - helium did everything helium needed to bash some personally, and arsenic a leader. 9.5

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Mitchell Starc: His wicket connected the archetypal shot of the lucifer acceptable the tone, and picked up a mates of different useful ones erstwhile Australia needed them. 8

Nathan Lyon: No existent accidental successful the archetypal innings but toiled distant bravely successful the 2nd and got his reward. 8

Josh Hazlewood: Looked threatening with the ball, though evidently there's immoderate concerns implicit his fittingness for Adelaide - hopefully he'll beryllium OK. 8

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