England bowled out Australia for 242 to win the first test of the Ashes by 169 runs. Australia began the day needing a total of 412 runs over Days 4 and 5, but England bundled out Australia on day 4 which ensured that day 5 is not needed.
After bundling out England on 430, Australia scored 264 runs at the loss of 5 wickets at stumps on day 2 of first Ashes test in Cardiff. Scoring 95, Chris Rogers was the stand out performer for Australia with the bat.
In spite of the fact that Australia were dealt a big blow just days before the Ashes, with the sudden retirement of Ryan Harris, the visitors would still head into the opening Test of Ashes 2015 at Cardiff as favourites
The Ashes, as cricket followers would know by now, is a Test cricket series of five matches played between Australia and England. It is oldest and most high-profile rivalry in cricket, matched only by the one between India and Pakistan and