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England vs Australia, 1st Test, The Ashes 2013

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England won by 14 runs | England Vs Australia Live Score, 1st Test

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Presentation Quotes:
Anderson: 'If the match goes on like this at Trent Bridge, I would not want to be playing here all that often. I love bowling here. The ball did a lot more reverse than conventional. Cook made up for that drop of Siddle very well. You cannot fault the effort of the guys today. The dismissal of Michael Clarke is right up there as my finest wicket. If I bowl 13 over spells consistently, the workload will be a bit harder. However, this is the Ashes and this is why we put in that extra effort in the gym.'
James Anderson is the MoM for his match haul of 10/158.
Alastair Cook: 'I might not be the only captain to go bald after Nasser Hussain, Andrew Strauss and Michael Vaughan. I kept a cool head but Australia fought incredibly hard and credit goes to them. Anderson was fantastic. He wanted one more over but he bowled 13. We were not over-reliant on Anderson and we use him in these circumstances. He is good rhythm and Broad, Finn supported him well. Anderson had a bit of cramp before lunch. The innings played by Bell showed his class and determination. Australia bowled superbly in the second innings and they held the length back. We were under pressure in the second innings. Australia have a fantastic bowling unit and they will pose questions in this series. This is a great match and to get this crowd on the final day is an outstanding effort.'
Michael Clarke: 'The guys can hold their head high. Credit to England for putting up a superb show. Ian Bell and James Anderson were outstanding. I tried not to think too much of the 2005 Edgbaston match. It has been a great game for both fans and players but we will have a crack in four days time. We have a good mixture of youth and experience. Haddin was superb. I do not care how we make the runs as long as we make them. We aim for success. I would expect that dry conditions will await us in this series. I am not happy with the way how we use DRS. At the end of the day, England used the DRS well but it is consistent for both teams. Ashton Agar is a remarkable talent and he is a popular boy. He has got a smart mind and he loves the game. We are going to see a lot more of him. I am confident of challenging England in the series.'
Brett Lee again tweeting, in despair: Where's Freddie ? I need a hug.
For Australia, they will rue that moment when the top-order collapse occurred last evening when Clarke and Steven Smith departed quickly. The tail had a huge mountain to climb but they showed their Australianism, where they fought till the very end. Brad Haddin has played a fantastic knock, but you have to feel for him. In the end, the combination of Anderson and DRS has toppled Australia.
Anderson: 'It was not going to be easy. The guys managed to stick on and the effort put in was marvellous. I am delighted with my performance.'
Prior: 'I am heaving a huge sigh of relief. We knew that it needed one good ball. The atmosphere is terrific, but it would have been better with the trumpet present.' (Referring to Billy Cooper, the Barmy Army trumpeter whose trumpet was banned at the venue)
Adelaide (1993), Edgbaston (2005), Mohali (2010), Hobart (2011) and now Trent Bridge (2013), Australia's close-run mojo continues. What a start to this Ashes series. The summer has been set-up nicely here.
Oh dear, what a remarkable match. Haddin and Pattinson played so well to get this match so close. The moment umpire Dar raised the finger, the England players leapt in joy and Trent Bridge as a whole roared so loudly that you could hear it in Chesterfield. Anderson continues to lord over Trent Bridge. He picks up his 2nd 10 wicket haul in Tests at this venue, 15th five wicket haul in Tests.
110.5 James Anderson to Brad Haddin W
out Caught by Prior!! England have sealed the match in style. What a match, what a moment. Haddin is distraught. Fittingly, it is Anderson who seals the match. Good length ball and bowled with a scrambled seam outside off, it cuts back in as Haddin goes for the drive, the ball brushes the inside part of the bat and Prior collects it, umpire Aleem Dar does not give it out and England opt for the review, replays show a faint mark on hot-spot and umpire Dar raises the finger, 2nd 10 wicket haul for Anderson at this venue, England go 1-0 up in the series. Haddin c Prior b Anderson 71(147) [4s-9]
5 wickets for James Anderson. James Anderson is killing AUS
10 wickets down for AUS. Out batsman is Brad Haddin. It is all over for AUS.
England have opted for the review. The original decision is NOT OUT. It is for a catch against Haddin. There seemed to be a sound as it passed the bat. There IS a mark on Hot-Spot. England have probably DONE it here. There IS a faint-mark. The third umpire is hearing the audio and there is some sound.
110.4 James Anderson to Brad Haddin 0
no run, back of a length delivery just outside off, Haddin solidly blocks it to cover

Match details

Toss : England won the toss and elected to bat first

Umpires : Aleem Dar (Pakistan) and Kumar Dharmasena (Sri Lanka)

TV umpire : Marais Erasmus (South Africa)

Match referee : Ranjan Madugalle (Sri Lanka)

Teams

England : Alastair Cook(c), Joe Root, Jonathan Trott, Kevin Pietersen, Ian Bell, Jonathan Bairstow, Matt Prior(wk), Stuart Broad, Graeme Swann, Steven Finn, James Anderson.

Australia : Shane Watson, Chris Rogers, Ed Cowan, Michael Clarke(c), Phillip Hughes, Steven Smith, Brad Haddin(wk), Peter Siddle, James Pattinson, Mitchell Starc, Ashton Agar.

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