England beat Australia by 14 runs in a cliffhanger to clinch the opening tie of the first Ashes Test match at Trent Bridge on Sunday.

Resuming from their overnight score of 174 for six, Brad Haddin and Ashton Agar kept the England bowling at bay for about an hour, before James Anderson struck picking up Agar. Australia’s unlikely hero in the first innings looked extremely confident before Anderson got the left-handers’ edge, which was pouched by Alastair Cook in first slip.

Cook bowled Anderson appeared on the Australian scorecard twice more in succession as Mitchell Starc and Peter Siddle both went in the same manner. It seemed all over for the tourists, before Haddin and Pattinson decided to throw the kitchen sink and launched a spectacular last-wicket counter-attack.