1st Investec Test, Cardiff, Jul 8 - 11 2015, Australia tour of England and Ireland
430 & 289
(70.3 ov, target 412)308 & 242
England won by 169 runs
player of the match
Joe Root

Superb all-round victory for England who win by 169 runs. Moeen and Root share five wickets in the second innings and Moeen takes five in the match, coupled with his runs, but no doubt who will be Man of the Match. What a game for Root. He leads the team off to a standing ovation.

Mark Wood the first to speak: "It's fantastic, to be 1-0 up is fantastic. The crowd have been immense. We bowled to our strengths. The atmosphere was amazing. They were singing 'if you're 1-0 up stand up' and I had to try and keep my professional face on."

I'll stay with you to bring the presentations shortly. Will be interesting to hear from Michael Clarke.

Justin: "Congratulations England. Australia, Watson has to go, pull yourselves together this is test match cricket and this series is alive, the worst thing for England is to over celebrate one victory and for Australia to be too negative about one loss, the important thing is learning from it."

England players sat on the balcony, already with a drink in hand (and don't think it's the isotonic type). I'm sure they'll have a few with the Aussies, too, later.

Don: "Guess Haddin finally learned what all the hype around England was. Well done to England though, many people, including myself, didn't give them a chance. "

sir don: "We are the champs. Will comrback strongly. Will trounce strongly. Will catapult strongly. #Aussies."

Michael Clarke "Cut a long story short, we were outplayed in all three facets of the game. England were exceptional. We have work to do. England deserve a lot of credit. We looked to play positive, but whatever we tried didn't work. When you get in, you have to cash in. I'm extremely excited that we have to play better at Lord's. We just haven't played our best cricket. [On Starc] He was able to bowl and get through, so that's a positive, hopefully he will be available for Lord's."

Alastair Cook "Brilliant performance, the crowd have been fantastic. English cricket this summer, we appreciate the support. This Test couldn't have gone any better, we'll enjoy the bat. Thought Joe Root was brilliant and the bowlers superb on a slow wicket. Everyone was talking about the past, but this is a different side. You can't change the past but you can learnt from it. We'll come back and try to put in back-to-back performances at Lord's. We worked really hard on our catching in Spain, quite a few soar hands coming back from that."

Man of the Match, no surprise, is Joe Root "Really thrilled to be part of this win, as a team we were exceptional. First up in an Ashes you want to put a marker down, hopefully we can back it up at Lord's. I managed to just get through early in my innings, but you just have to ride the wave. Thankfully it was my day. When they attack, I fell it's the best time to attack as well. I've always had someone at the other end to build partnerships, thought Gary and Ben were exceptional."

That just about wraps things up for our live coverage of this match. We'll be back on Thursday to bring you all the action from the second Test at Lord's. Can Australia bounce back or is the force with England? We'll soon find out. We'll have plenty of analysis and reaction through the evening, starting with the match report. For now, though, from Gnasher, Alan and Karthik it's goodbye and thanks for all your comments during the game.

Ali to Hazlewood, OUT

in the air...and it's all over! And who else would take the catch but Joe Root! Tossed up by Moeen, Hazlewood tries to go down the ground, gets underneath the ball and Root settles under it at long-off

Josh Hazlewood c Root b Ali 14 (17m 17b 2x4 0x6) SR: 82.35

Morgan: "Are we sure Ashton Agar isn't able to come out and bat?"

Ali to Hazlewood, no run

a little fuller, on middle, defended

Ali to Hazlewood, no run

round the wicket, defended on the back foot

end of over 70Wicket maiden
AUS: 242/9CRR: 3.45 
Nathan Lyon0 (5)
Josh Hazlewood14 (14)
Joe Root 6-1-28-2
Moeen Ali 16-4-59-2
Root to Lyon, no run

a little wider outside off, onto the front foot and pats to silly point

Root to Lyon, no run

prods forward and blocks

Root to Lyon, no run

appeal for lbw, Lyon going for the sweep, got outside the line of off stump

Four men around the bat and a short midwicket

Root to Lyon, no run

gets forward and works this to short leg

Root to Lyon, no run

over the wicket, full at the stumps, defended to the leg side

One to go for England, for what would be one of the finest wins since, well, beating New Zealand at Lord's?

Root to Johnson, OUT

edged to slip! Root and Lyth again. Johnson on the charge, this time it's more of a wild heave than a controlled shot and he gets an inside edge which is a much simpler catch this time for Lyth

Mitchell Johnson c Lyth b Root 77 (124m 94b 9x4 2x6) SR: 81.91

pradeep: "Dont lose hope yet... Josh Hazlewood has the highest average 53.50, among Australians!"

end of over 695 runs
AUS: 242/8CRR: 3.50 
Josh Hazlewood14 (14)
Mitchell Johnson77 (93)
Moeen Ali 16-4-59-2
Joe Root 5-0-28-1
Ali to Hazlewood, no run

tries to drive again, this out squirts off a thick inside edge to the leg side

Ali to Hazlewood, FOUR runs

over the in-field again, effortlessly dispatched down to long-off, one bounce...lovely strike

Ali to Hazlewood, no run

inside edge, but just wide of short leg...pushing forward, but the ball actually went quite straight of the fielder

Ali to Hazlewood, no run

same again, into the off side

Ali to Hazlewood, no run

forward on off stump, blocks carefully

Ali to Johnson, 1 run

goes back to a short ball, pulls strongly to deep midwicket