David Warner © Getty Images
David Warner failed early © Getty Images

David Warner could survive only six balls on Day One of the third Ashes 2015 Test between England and Australia at Edgbaston, Birmingham, on Wednesday. Having won the toss, Michael Clarke decided that Australia would bat first. Warner was unable to cope with a fired up James Anderson, and ended up falling LBW for a six-ball 2. Steve Smith came in at No. 3 as usual, but unlike in the second Test at Lord’s, he was unable to make a big contribution. His namesake Steven Finn, bowling his first over of The Ashes 2015, was responded to being hit by a boundary by bowling the perfect ball. It pitched on middle and off, swung just enough to take the edge, and went to Alastair Cook at slip. Australia were reduced to 18 for 2, with their two best batsmen back in the hut. READ: Live Blog: England vs Australia 2015, 3rd Test at Edgbaston

Chris Rogers and Michael Clarke were the two batsmen for Australia, as England drew first blood early. Australia crushed England by 405 runs in the second Test at Lord’s after England recorded a 169-run win in the opener at Cardiff. There was a shadow of doubt over Chris Rogers’ availability after he was struck on the head. England made two changes, with Gary Ballance and Mark Wood being replaced by Jonny Bairstow and Finn. Australia made no changes, with Brad Haddin staying out in favour of Peter Nevill. READ: Live Scorecard: England vs Australia 2015, 3rd Test at Edgbaston