England wins first Ashes Test in a thriller

Nottingham, July 14 (IANS) England won the first Ashes Test beating Australia by 14 runs in a cricket thriller on the fifth day at Trent Bridge here Sunday.

Jul 14 2013, 9:30am CDT | by

England wins first Ashes Test in a thriller
Photo Credit: ANDREW YATES, Getty Images

Nottingham, July 14 — England won the first Ashes Test beating Australia by 14 runs in a cricket thriller on the fifth day at Trent Bridge here Sunday.

Resuming the day at 174/6 while chasing a target of 311, Australia's lower order tried to weather the storm but lost three wickets in the morning session, going nine down with the scoreboard reading 231.

England pacer James Anderson, named man of the match, wreaked havoc for the men from Down Under taking all the four wickets of the day, ending with 5/73 in the second innings after also clinching five wickets in the first.

First innings hero Ashton Agar, who scored the highest score by a No.11 batsman and that too on debut, was the first wicket of the day for England, getting out for 14.

Mitchell Starc (1) also departed soon in a span of four runs.

Peter Siddle (11) tried to put up a partnership with wicketkeeper batsman Brad Haddin but was caught by England captain Alastair Cook. At this point, with still 80 runs to chase and just one wicket remaining, the game looked out of reach for Australia.

But in came No.11 batsman James Pattinson, who along with Haddin, struck a 65-run partnership to revive Aussie hopes. Left hand bat Pattinson hit two boundaries and a six for his 25 helping Haddin, who hit an almost match-winning 71.

The last pair went into lunch at 291/9, 20 runs away from a remarkable victory, producing the jitters in the England dressing room.

After lunch, Australia put on five more runs before Haddin, who lasted at the crease for three hours and 35 minutes hitting nine boundaries, got caught behind off the bowling of Anderson.

England now lead the five-match series 1-0 at home and the next Test will be played at Lord's from Thursday.

IANS

Source: IANS

 
 
 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/8" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi is the founding Chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com. Luigi posts regularly on LuigiMe.com about his experience running I4U.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2016 Edition Features Gigi Hadid
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2016 Edition Features Gigi Hadid
Sports Illustrated has revealed that Victoria's Secret model Gigi Hadid is back for the 2016 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.
 
 
Nina Agdal is Back in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2016 Edition
Nina Agdal is Back in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2016 Edition
Sports Illustrated has revealed the first swimsuit models featured in the 2016 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.
 
 
The Rock on Wrestlemania 32: 5 Things We Want to See
The Rock on Wrestlemania 32: 5 Things We Want to See
5 Things in Speculation About The Rock on Wrestlemania 32
 
 
Ronda Rousey Will Only Wear Body Paint in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition 20
Ronda Rousey Will Only Wear Body Paint in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition 2016
Ronda Rousey Will Only Wear Body Paint in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition 2016