Australia recorded one of the most memorable performances to claim glory in the first Ashes Test at Edgbaston. After being reduced to 122-8 on the opening day of the game, top-order batsman Steve Smith lifted Australia to a respectable total. Others kept joining him as Australia eventually thumped their arch-rivals by 251 runs to take 1-0 lead in the five-game series.
Wicket-keeper batsman and skipper of the Aussie unit, Tim Paine was found in a jubilant manner while reflecting on the contest as he believes that his team showed immense character to come back from a precarious position.
The 34-year old gave a special mention to all the top performers of the game as he moved to praise his team’s resilience. Reviewing his bunch’s performance, Paine added that it wasn’t an easy task to come back hard against a top quality side like England. He admitted that both the sides were under tremendous pressure but Australia executed their plans well which allowed them to bag an important victory. In addition to that, the Tasmania born urged his unit to keep the intensity intact for the upcoming fixtures of the series.