Australia seal crushing win in first Ashes Test as England collapse

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Australia take 1–0 lead after 251-run win at Edgbaston England tormented by Nathan Lyon and Pat Cummins England lost the first Ashes Test at Edgbaston after a middle-order collapse on the final day saw Australia inflict a crushing 251-run defeat on the hosts. It was always more likely to have been a case of whether England could bat out the the final day, a feat they had failed to achieve at any point during Trevor Bayliss’s tenure as head coach, rather than chase the improbable target of 398. Continue reading... …

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