The Ashes: Day 5

England require four more wickets to clinch the first Ashes Test against Australia at Trent Bridge today. The tourists finished day four on 174-6 but are 137 runs short of their victory target, 311.

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England win the toss and bat first

England have won the toss and chosen to bat first, in the opening Ashes Test at Trent Bridge.

Captain Alastair Cook opens the batting with Joe Root, who bats at the top of the order for the first time.

Alastair Cook in action Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Other selection news sees Steven Finn take the final bowling place for England.

And Australia have sprung a surprise by selecting spin bowler Ashton Agar, to make his debut.

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