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England take epic Ashes opener

Jonathan Harris-Bass is joined by former Australia and England players Bryce McGain and Mark Butcher to look back on a dramatic final day at Trent Bridge and ahead to Lord's

ESPNcricinfo staff

July 14, 2013

Posted by   on (July 15, 2013, 20:03 GMT)

I think the Huddle is great. I love the informed commentary on the cricket which really enriches my understanding of what's going on.

But, at 7:37 in this video Mark Butcher is well out of line about Michael Clarke - what he says directly implies that Clarke has lied to the Day 4 press conference about not thinking he nicked the ball which got him out. I don't think Michael Clarke is a liar. So, please keep the excellent insight from the English perspective coming Mark Butcher, but do give them fuller consideration.

Posted by lemonstealer on (July 14, 2013, 20:55 GMT)

the first test of the series,with their first choice bowling attack on the park on a result oriented wicket and considering how england have tended to begin poorly in a recent memory was australia's best chance to surprise chef and co.surprise they did,win they didnt however they gave the better side a run for their money and the fact that in the blink of an eye they'd be back on the park provides them another opportunity to catch england slightly unawares

Posted by punter-gilly-haydos-mcgrath-warne on (July 14, 2013, 15:15 GMT)

I think the one change should be Khwaja instead of Cowan.

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