Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Day 4

524dPeter English

New faces but same result

This may have been a New England but it was an old style performance as Australia went 1-0 up in the Ashes

Day 3

524dOn the ball with S Rajesh and Arun Gopalakrishnan

The luckless Simon Jones

Check out the bowling analysis for England in the Australian second innings, and you'd imagine Simon Jones was the worst of the lot

524dAndrew Miller at Lord's

'We're not going to give in'

Marcus Trescothick and Brett Lee give their reaction to the third day of the first Test at Lord's

524dWill Luke

Gillespie sends England dizzy

When a side loses their sixth and seventh wickets in quick succession - as Australia did late last night - the opposing bowlers feel rightly buoyed by their success.

524dAustralian View by Peter English

Under the thumb

Brett Lee and Shane Warne ripped out England's top order as Australia produced a powerful performance at Lord's

Day 2

524dThe Bulletin by Jenny Thompson

Warne magic rocks England

Australia had much the better of the third day, reducing England to 156 by the close, with just five wickets left and 264 runs still required

Day 1

524dOn the Ball by S Rajesh and Arun Gopalakrishnan

A tale of two metronomes

How Glenn McGrath and Steve Harmison exploited the Lord's pitch

954dAndrew McGlashan and Anand Vasu

Cometh the hour

England set the right tone in the first over at Lord's and took the momentum into the rest of the morning

524dGeorge Binoy

Machine-like McGrath reaches 500

A haul of 500 wickets in 111 Tests at 21.22 a piece would conjure images of a fiery fast bowler or a mesmerizing spinner but McGrath is neither


524dCricinfo staff

Graveney won't panic after defeat

David Graveney, the England chairman of selectors, refuses to panic despite England's 239-run capitulation at Lord's

524dMartin Williamson

Vaughan Again Losers

The Lord's Test was preceded by weeks of predictions that the Ashes were coming home ... but it took a little over three days for reality to hit

612dPhilip Brown

The astonished MCC members

There was a lot of excitement before Australia visited England in 2005. England hadn't won the Ashes since 1986-87, but I for one thought that this time they had a very good chance of reclaiming the famous urn


Glenn McGrath's bunny

Australia's jubilant newspapers predicted Michael Vaughan would be undermined and become Glenn McGrath's "bunny"

524dSteven Lynch

'I owe Kevin a beer or two'

After a seesaw first day at Lord's, Steve Harmison reflected on England's fluctuating fortunes.

533dPeter Roebuck

Inside the machine

Peter Roebuck dissects - and appreciates - Glenn McGrath's bowling

559dStephen Brenkley

Great balls of fire

On a balmy Lord's morning in 2005, England drew first blood - literally - in what would turn into a storied series