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The first Ashes Test at Trent Bridge was closer than many people expected. Before the series began, everyone felt that England would roll over the Aussies without much trouble considering that many pundits opined this to be the weakest Aussie squad to take part in the Ashes in decades.

England might have won the opening Test at Nottingham but they would be looking to make a change in their bowling attack. Tall fast bowler Steven Finn didn’t live up to his expectations in the First Test and a poor spell from him nearly cost the Test match for England!

The opening Ashes Test was memorable and controversial in many ways. There were many ups and downs, and it was never the case where one side was dominant.

The opening Ashes Test at Nottingham ended in a thrilling fashion with hosts England prevailing by a tiny margin of 14 runs. Australia had no chance going into the final day with 147 runs to win with only four wickets in hand.

The controversy over Stuart Broad not ‘walking’ in spite of the fact that he clearly edged an Ashton Agar delivering during the first Ashes Test at Trent Bridge, Nottingham has only reignited the age old debate in the game...

England is on the brink of going 1-0 up in The Ashes after an absorbing final session on Day 4 at Trent Bridge. Australia collapsed from a solid position to end up at 174 for 6 in 71 overs at stumps. The hosts troubled the Aussies with both reverse swing and the sharp turn from Swann.

After three days of intense action at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, England find themselves in the driver’s seat to win the opening Ashes Test. The hosts are looking pretty with an overall lead of 261 with four wickets in hand.

But for one unexpected, unbelievable occurrence, it could be reasonably argued that the first two days of the 2013 Ashes series went according to the prognostications of most objective pundits.

Australia down and out at 117 for 9 in reply to England’s 215 made a stunning recovery to end up with a slender lead. The tourists then made inroads before England saw off Day 2 crawling to 80 for 2 in 43 overs with an overall lead of 15 runs.