Mark Nicholas

Cricket presenter for Channel Nine in Australia and Channel 5 in the UK

Steven Finn struck in his first over on Test comeback

England v Australia, 3rd Investec Test, Edgbaston, 1st day

Finn revels in the joy of redemption

The fast bowler who was labelled as "unselectable" on the last Ashes tour is a frontline force once again after a journey to purgatory and back

Mitchell Johnson claimed the key scalp of Alastair Cook

England v Australia, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's, 4th day

Australia's brutal, ruthless day

Day four at Lord's will have been traumatic for the England dressing room, but in Australia's celebrations would rightly have been long and loud. How quickly things change

Chris Rogers and Steven Smith take in the applause as they leave the field unbeaten

England v Australia, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's, 1st day

Contrasting styles take Rogers and Smith to the top

Australia's second-wicket stand at Lord's had stood since 1930 - and the partnership involved a chap named Bradman - but now it belongs to Australia's latest batting sensation and an older star aiming to bow out on a high

David Warner falls lbw to Moeen Ali for 52

The Investec Ashes 2015

Grace and skill make Moeen Ali a gem

Crucial runs and vital wickets in the first Test reinforced the allrounder's value to England as he overcame everything Australia tried to throw at him

England's players surround Moeen Ali after his dismissal of Michael Clarke

England v Australia, 1st Investec Test, Cardiff, 3rd day

Three joyful days set a wonderful tone

This is a new England all right. Come what may in this remarkable Test match, a seed has been sowed and the future is bright

Derek Underwood traps John Inverarity lbw to secure a dramatic win

The Ashes I remember

Lillee and Thommo, Illy, Boycs and Snow: the '70s was a fine time for a youngster captivated by England-Australia Test matches

David Willey picked up a couple of wickets but was expensive

England are electric

Decades of being taught to play the conservative and "correct" way have done the team no favours in the modern era. Finally it has opted for a more carefree, fearless avatar

Brendon McCullum and Luke Ronchi appeal successfully for lbw against Alastair Cook

England v New Zealand, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 5th day

How DRS has changed batting, and keeps the balance

The review system has changed the game, especially for spinners, as the final day at Headingley showed

Brendon McCullum cuts during his half-century

England v New Zealand, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 3rd day

McCullum makes good from first innings madness

Get McCullum, get the game, thought England. So the New Zealand captain blocked a half-century to deliver the message that his side would not yield

Moeen Ali held the winning catch on the third man rope

England v New Zealand, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 5th day

A matchless match to revive English game

This was something close to the perfect Test, a game that swayed in the breeze of sport's unpredictability and lifted a burden from Alastair Cook's shoulders