September 23, 2013, 10:18 am
November 7, 2002, is a day Nasser Hussain will want to erase from his memory. His decision to bowl first backfired to such an extent that, after the pummelling they received at the hands of the Australian batsmen on the first morning, England never recuperated throughout the series. Moreover, one of his principal bowlers in Simon Jones was subject to a career-threatening injury. Karthik Parimal recollects the events of the first day’s play of the Brisbane Test in the 2002-03 Ashes.