Every time a Test match is played at Lord's, any game, leave alone the Ashes, the expectations from the match are always heightened. But, an encounter between Australia and England in the Ashes at Lord's is always considered among the ultimate battle in sports
In spite of their recent domination over Australia at home, England did not actually go in as favourites into the 2015 Ashes. After all, Australia are the world champions, and have also been in great form in recent Tests
Losing in four days is not something you associate with Australia. The fact that England inflicted such a defeat on the Aussies in four days is a clear indication of how well the hosts dominated the match
England bowled out Australia for 242 to win the first test of the Ashes by 169 runs. Australia began the day needing a total of 412 runs over Days 4 and 5, but England bundled out Australia on day 4 which ensured that day 5 is not needed.