Latest Cricket News Updates Latest news from (c) en-gb Mon 04 Mar 2024 Australia shouldn’t be too displeased with Nottingham loss The first Ashes Test at Trent Bridge was closer than many people expected. Before the series began, everyone felt that England would roll over the Aussies without much trouble considering that many pundits opined this to be the weakest Aussie squad to take part in the Ashes in decades. Steven Finn’s place in doubt for Second Test England might have won the opening Test at Nottingham but they would be looking to make a change in their bowling attack. Tall fast bowler Steven Finn didn’t live up to his expectations in the First Test and a poor spell from him nearly cost the Test match for England! 1st Ashes Test: Ian Bell’s knock gave England the edge The opening Ashes Test was memorable and controversial in many ways. There were many ups and downs, and it was never the case where one side was dominant. Anderson bowls England to thrilling victory The opening Ashes Test at Nottingham ended in a thrilling fashion with hosts England prevailing by a tiny margin of 14 runs. Australia had no chance going into the final day with 147 runs to win with only four wickets in hand. Stuart Broad controversy: Umpire and not the player to be blamed The controversy over Stuart Broad not ‘walking’ in spite of the fact that he clearly edged an Ashton Agar delivering during the first Ashes Test at Trent Bridge, Nottingham has only reignited the age old debate in the game... England on the brink of winning opening Ashes Test England is on the brink of going 1-0 up in The Ashes after an absorbing final session on Day 4 at Trent Bridge. Australia collapsed from a solid position to end up at 174 for 6 in 71 overs at stumps. The hosts troubled the Aussies with both reverse swing and the sharp turn from Swann. Bell heroics threaten to take game away from tourists After three days of intense action at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, England find themselves in the driver’s seat to win the opening Ashes Test. The hosts are looking pretty with an overall lead of 261 with four wickets in hand. Agar Gets Ashes Off To Exciting Start But for one unexpected, unbelievable occurrence, it could be reasonably argued that the first two days of the 2013 Ashes series went according to the prognostications of most objective pundits.