ASHES LIVE: England v Australia – follow all the drama on day two of the first Test at Trent Bridge as it happens
England: Cook, Root, Trott, Pietersen, Bell, Bairstow, Prior, Broad, Swann, Anderson, Finn.
Australia: Watson, Rogers, Cowan, Clarke, Hughes, Smith, Haddin, Siddle, Pattinson, Starc, Agar.
England won the toss and elected to bat first
After an enthralling first day at Trent Bridge, both England and Australia will be looking to take control of this first Ashes Test here on day two.
Alastair Cook’s men were skittled out for 215 having won the toss as Peter Siddle inspired the tourists.
Needing to bat out the day, Australia then lost four wickets with Jimmy Anderson and Steven Finn taking two wickets each in a stunning spell.
Australia resume on 75-4 with Steve Smith and Philip Hughes the two batsmen in the crease.
Make sure you check out our brilliant hawk-eye centre, bringing you every ball, stroke and wicket of this intense series.We will also bring you the thoughts of Nasser Hussain, Ricky Ponting and David ‘Bumble’ Lloyd in addition to the views of our cricket correspondents Paul Newman and Lawrence Booth.
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STUMPS ON DAY TWO: ENGLAND 80-2 (LEAD BY 15 RUNS)
VIEW FROM SAM PETERS AT TRENT BRIDGE
Alastair Cook and Kevin Pietersen finally brought some sanity to a crazy Test match with a composed third-wicket partnership which dragged England back from the brink.
England’s two most senior batsman added 69 from 35.2 overs at under two runs an over to earn their side a 15-run lead with eight second-innings wickets left.
The pair came together at 11-2 straight after tea following Jonathan Trott’s controversial LBW dismissal just before the break.
England’s management have demanded clarification over Trott’s dismissal, which saw on-field umpire Aleem Dar over-ruled by television official Marais Erasmus, who judged Trott had not nicked the ball despite Hot Spot images being unavailable due to a technical hitch.
The dismissal, which left Trott fuming, left England in serious trouble.
Pietersen had to survive a hat-trick delivery from Mitchell Starc, the third in this remarkable match, tipobet which he allowed to glide harmlessly wide of his off-stump.
At that stage England still trailed by 54 runs and the Australians had their tails up following Ashton Agar’s record-breaking innings before tea.
Pietersen eschewed his natural attacking instincts and played beautifully straight to take the sting out of Australia’s attack in partnership with his captain Cook, who grafted in typical fashion.