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On this day last year, India breached the fortress Gabba to win the Border-Gavaskar Trophy
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On this day last year, India breached the fortress Gabba to win the Border-Gavaskar Trophy

With this victory, Team India became the first side to defeat the Aussies at the Gabba in 32 years

Ashes 2021-22: England captain Joe Root rues dropped chances, poor batting after Gabba defeat
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Ashes 2021-22: England captain Joe Root rues dropped chances, poor batting after Gabba defeat

Root also defended the exclusion of James Anderson and Stuart Broad from England's lineup for the first Test, which the tourists lost by nine wickets inside four days.

England fan proposes to Australian supporter during ongoing Ashes Test at Gabba; watch viral video here
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England fan proposes to Australian supporter during ongoing Ashes Test at Gabba; watch viral video here

In the one-minute-clip, a woman, known as Natalie, wearing as Australian jersey can be seen watching the match while enjoying her beer. The man, who has been identified as Rob Hale, is wearing a England jersey in the video

Ashes 2021-22: Queensland Police trolls England for 'impersonating' Test side after being bundled out for 147
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Ashes 2021-22: Queensland Police trolls England for 'impersonating' Test side after being bundled out for 147

England made a disastrous start to the hotly anticipated series, bowled out for 147 at the Gabba ground in Brisbane.

Ashes 2021-22: Pat Cummins savours 'dream start' as England slump to 147 all out
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Ashes 2021-22: Pat Cummins savours 'dream start' as England slump to 147 all out

Cummins, in his first game as Test captain since taking over from Tim Paine, claimed 5-38, while Starc took 2-35 and Hazlewood 2-42 as the English batters failed to adapt to the bounce and movement of a Gabba green top.

Ashes 2021-22: Cummins takes five-for on captaincy debut as Australia bundle England out for 147 on Day 1
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Ashes 2021-22: Cummins takes five-for on captaincy debut as Australia bundle England out for 147 on Day 1

Pat Cummins took the last three wickets and finished with a five-wicket haul in his first innings as Australia captain. The England innings finished with ominous thunder and lightning starting to the west and south of the Gabba.

Ben Stokes comeback on hold as rain washes out England practice game
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Ben Stokes comeback on hold as rain washes out England practice game

Stokes took an indefinite break from cricket in July to focus on his wellbeing and recover from finger surgery.

Australia will be without captain for 15 years if it is looking for perfect skipper, says Michael Clarke
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Australia will be without captain for 15 years if it is looking for perfect skipper, says Michael Clarke

Clarke admitted that the Australian Test captain needed to be held to a high standard, but he said the team would end up with few options if it has unrealistic expectations.

Qatar accused of ignoring women after 'traumatic' airport searches; terrified of travelling, says passenger
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Qatar accused of ignoring women after 'traumatic' airport searches; terrified of travelling, says passenger

Women on 10 Qatar Airways flights from Doha were subjected to the searches, including citizens of France, New Zealand and Australia, where the legal case is now being brought

Australia optimistic Ashes will go ahead as planned despite COVID-19 concerns
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Australia optimistic Ashes will go ahead as planned despite COVID-19 concerns

While Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth are largely virus-free and fans are allowed into venues, Sydney and Melbourne are both in lockdown battling outbreaks of the Delta variant with case numbers and deaths rising.

Over 10 million Australians in lockdown as country battles Delta variant flare-ups; Brisbane issues stay-at-home orders
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Over 10 million Australians in lockdown as country battles Delta variant flare-ups; Brisbane issues stay-at-home orders

Brisbane is the fourth major city after Sydney, Perth and Darwin to have ordered a lockdown in recent days

Olympic chiefs propose Brisbane as host of 2032 Summer Olympic Games
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Olympic chiefs propose Brisbane as host of 2032 Summer Olympic Games

The 102 IOC members will now vote on the proposal at the IOC session on 21 July in Tokyo ahead of this summer's Olympic Games in the Japanese capital.

COVID-19: Brisbane enters three-day snap lockdown after seven test positive for UK strain of coronavirus
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COVID-19: Brisbane enters three-day snap lockdown after seven test positive for UK strain of coronavirus

This is the second snap lockdown of the greater Brisbane area this year and the first significant community outbreak in Australia in weeks

Virus-weary Australia cheer prospect of Brisbane Olympics in 2032
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Virus-weary Australia cheer prospect of Brisbane Olympics in 2032

The IOC announcement does not mean Brisbane is guaranteed to get the Games, and there is said to be interest from other cities, but it is now the hot favourite. 

Australian bid to host 2032 Summer Olympics in Brisbane fast tracked by IOC
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Australian bid to host 2032 Summer Olympics in Brisbane fast tracked by IOC

The government-backed Queensland bid was made more likely after hosting the Commonwealth Games — a two-week multi-sport event for former British Empire countries — at Gold Coast in 2018.

'It was truly a remarkable victory': Kane Williamson hails injury-ravaged India's heroic triumph in Australia
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'It was truly a remarkable victory': Kane Williamson hails injury-ravaged India's heroic triumph in Australia

The cricket fraternity took note of India's achievement in Australia and Williamson, a giant of the game, was no exception.

Ajinkya Rahane credits team effort for sensational series win Down Under
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Ajinkya Rahane credits team effort for sensational series win Down Under

After the crushing defeat in the first Test at Adelaide, India fought back to win the second Test at Melbourne with Rahane leading from the front with a classic century.

MS Dhoni comparisons amazing but Rishabh Pant wants a name for himself in Indian cricket
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MS Dhoni comparisons amazing but Rishabh Pant wants a name for himself in Indian cricket

Pant is often compared with the two-time World Cup-winning former captain and wicketkeeper-batsman, who retired last year after a glorious international career.

India vs Australia: Victorious Rahane's men return home after historic series win
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India vs Australia: Victorious Rahane's men return home after historic series win

Rahane, Shastri, star batsman Rohit Sharma, pacer Shardul Thakur, and opener Prithvi Shaw landed in Mumbai, while Brisbane Test hero Rishabh Pant arrived in Delhi early this morning.

India vs Australia: Of pride, grit, and Test of human will
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India vs Australia: Of pride, grit, and Test of human will

Brisbane showed that winning in the new-age world is possible with old-fashioned grace; that sometimes, no amount of words can do justice to the feeling you are left with after an exhausting grind of human will.