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    As it happened: The Ashes, 1st Test, day one

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    A battle-hardened and experienced England side go into the first Ashes Test of the five-match series against a callow-looking Australian team as strong favourites to retain the urn.

    And with Kevin Pietersen back and bowlers in top form, England go into the first Test at Nottingham as the favourites.

    England have won three of the last four Ashes series, including a 3-1 victory in Australia in 2010-11, but the appointment of Darren Lehmann as coach two weeks ago gives the touring side a better chance of reclaiming the urn.