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PHOTOS Ashes: England win first Test by 14 runs after DRS comes in to play

Last updated on: July 14, 2013 19:50 IST

PHOTOS Ashes: England win first Test by 14 runs after DRS comes in to play

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James Anderson took five wickets to inspire England to a thrilling 14-run victory over Australia on a dramatic final day of the first Ashes at TrentBridge on Sunday.

Australia 'keeper Brad Haddin (71) had nearly guided Australia to a win but was eventually given out caught behind after DRS came into play. 

Scorecard: 1st Ashes Test

Earlier in the day, pacer Anderson took three wickets in a long first spell of 13 overs in the morning to bring England closer to victory.

Australia's first innings hero with the bat Ashton Agar could not repeat his magic and was caught at first slip by Alastair Cook after a patient innings of 14 from 71 balls.

However, Haddin kept Australia in the hunt with a battling half-century.


Image: James Anderson celebrates the wicket of Ashton Agar
Photographs: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

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Anderson claims the wicket of Starc

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Anderson then made it worse for Australia with the wicket of Mitchell Starc (1) in his next over.

Once again, Anderson got the left-hander to edge the outswinger as Cook completed another regulation catch at first slip.


Image: England captain Alastair Cook celebrates after taking the catch to dismiss Mitchell Starc with bowler James Anderson
Photographs: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

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Anderson triggers collapse

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Anderson kept going from one end and was deservedly rewarded with the wicket of Peter Siddle.

Cook had put down Peter Siddle at first slip off Anderson in the 93rd over of the innings but the England pacer got his man in the very next over.

Siddle, who made 11, tried to drive it through the off-side but got an edge as Cook completed a superb catch to leave England one wicket away from victory as Australia were reduced to 231 for nine.


Image: James Anderson celebrates as Peter Siddle walks back after his dismissal
Photographs: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

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Haddin hits half-century

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Brad Haddin waged a lone battle for Australia with a gritty half-century.

The Australia vice-captain hit pacer Steven Finn for three boundaries in the 99th over to bring up his half-century in some style from 116 balls.


Image: Brad Haddin
Photographs: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

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Haddin dropped on 64

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Haddin and James Pattinson shared a superb last-wicket partnership of 65 to put their team on the verge of an astonishing win.

Haddin reached his fifty off 115 balls, including seven fours, and Pattinson looked increasingly comfortable at the crease.

Pattinson hoisted Graeme Swann over mid-wicket for six and the pair brought up their fifty partnership off just 46 balls.

Haddin was nearly run out after being sent back by Pattinson and Finn dropped the Australian wicketkeeper when he was on 64, a very difficult chance on the backward square leg boundary.


Image: England's Steven Finn reacts after dropping Australia's Brad Haddin
Photographs: Darren Staples/Reuters

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Haddin becomes victim of DRS

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But Anderson then forced Haddin, on 71, to nick a catch through to wicketkeeper Matt Prior.

The England fielders celebrated but umpire Aleem Dar did not raise his finger, forcing captain Alastair Cook to call for a review.

The third official reviewed the incident and, after a lengthy delay, told Dar to give Haddin out.


Image: England players celebrate on winning the 1st Ashes Test following the wicket of Brad Haddin at Trent Bridge on Sunday
Photographs: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

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