Australia made an incredible start to the Ashes Thursday with Mitchell Starc bowling Rory Burns with the first ball of the series.

Left-armer Starc came into the game under pressure after recent criticism in the media, and he responded by knocking over Burns’ leg stump with a full delivery on an overcast day.

That brought Dawid Malan to the wicket and he immediately got off the mark with a boundary. Haseeb Hameed was yet to score.