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Harmison draws Ponting's blood

England may have lost the 1st Test in 2005 at Lord's but Steve Harmison left his mark on Australia captain Ricky Ponting.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Immediate Test success

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