England Ashes squad unchanged

England have named an unchanged 13-man squad for the second Ashes Test, which starts at Lord's on Thursday.

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England close in on victory in first Ashes Test

England require four more wickets to clinch the first Ashes Test against Australia, who were 137 runs short of their target at the close of day four.

The tourists finished the day on 174-6, chasing a target of 311, after Stuart Broad and Graeme Swann took two wickets each at Trent Bridge.

James Anderson took the wicket of Australia's top scorer Chris Rogers Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Australia's hopes of salvaging an unlikely victory rest largely on the young shoulders of first innings hero Ashton Agar, who was promoted to No.8 in the Australian batting order and is at the crease on one not out.


England bowlers peg back Australia run chase

Stuart Broad took the key wickets of Shane Watson and Michael Clarke Credit: EMPICS Sport/EMPICS Sport

England's bowlers struck late on day four of the first Ashes Test to leave Australia with an uphill task at Trent Bridge.

Stuart Broad took the vital wicket of Aussie captain Michael Clarke, before Graeme Swann dismissed Steven Smith to leave the tourists on 162-5, chasing a target of 311 to win the Test.

Chris Rogers makes half century as Aussies fight back

Chris Rogers put on a strong opening partnership with Shane Watson Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Opener Chris Rogers hit an unbeaten half century as Australia made a strong start in their pursuit of 311 to win the first Test at Trent Bridge.

But Joe Root's wicket with the last ball of the afternoon session maintained the upper hand for England, with the tourists 111-2 at tea.

Stuart Broad got England's other wicket, dismissing Shane Watson lbw after the Australian openers put on 84 for the first wicket.


How the first Ashes Test has been mired by controversy

The first Ashes Test has been blighted by some strange umpiring decisions, here is a look at the controversies:

Stuart Broad stands his ground after being caught by Australian captain Michael Clarke. Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Ashton Agar: The 19-year-old debutant was only on six when he appeared to have been stumped. The decision was referred to the video umpire who decided to keep Agar in. He went on to make 98 - a Test world record for a number 11.

Jonathan Trott: The on-field umpire decided not to give Trott out for an lbw appeal. Replays seemed to suggest the ball hit his bat before pad but, with technology unavailable, the video umpire overruled the initial decision and Trott was out for a duck.

Stuart Broad: Australia were left incensed after Broad stood his ground despite him edging a ball to a fielder. The umpire did not spot the dismissal and Australia had used all of their reviews. The England player stayed on the field and will continue batting today.

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