1st Ashes Test: Mitchell Johnson guides Australia to 381-run win over England

Brisbane: Australia achieved an impressive 381-run victory in the first Ashes Test at Brisbane after they bowled out England for 179 runs while they were chasing a target of 561.

Mitchell Johnson took five wickets for the hosts as the visitors tumbled out after being placed at 130/4 at one stage, with the rain affecting play in between.

"A fantastic start, some fantastic individual performances, no more so than Mitchell Johnson," said Australia captain Michael Clarke.

"It`s only one Test match, though, I`m sure England will come back bigger and stronger. We`ve got a lot of work to do to achieve what we want to achieve," added Clarke.

Joe Root (26 not out) tried to save the match from being finished on day four with some careful batting but as it turned out, he ran out of partners.

Before, England captain Alastair Cook had played a careful 65-run knock, which led many to believe that the Test match could go into day five.

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