Cricket-Starc strike delivers Harmison moment in Ashes opener

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  • Wednesday, 08 Dec 2021

Cricket - Ashes - First Test - Australia v England - The Gabba, Brisbane, Australia - December 8, 2021 Australia's Mitchell Starc celebrates with teammates after getting the wicket of England's Rory Burns during day one of the Ashes First Test DARREN ENGLAND/AAP Image via REUTERS

SYDNEY (Reuters) -Mitchell Starc gave Australia the perfect start to the Ashes series with a wicket from the first ball on Wednesday, handing England fans a Gabba moment to rank alongside Steve Harmison's opening delivery of the 2006-7 series.

Starc delivery was as good as Harmison's was poor, a full yorker which went behind the legs of England opener Rory Burns and swung into the base of his stumps to send the bails flying.

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