After the first two days of the Durban Test, there was no clear winner as both South Africa and England fought tooth and nail to grab the advantage. It was on day three that the visitors finally pulled ahead with a solid all-round show.
In a high-scoring encounter, England held on to compile a five-run victory in the one-off T20 against Australia at Cardiff. Batting first, England put up an impressive 182 for 5 courtesy 70s from skipper Eoin Morgan and the ever improving all-rounder Moeen Ali.
Australian batsmen have finally seems to find its feet in English conditions but its too late now. The importance of this match in very low in context of the series but visitors should be delighted with the fact that two of their future stars,
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.
After bundling out England on 430, Australia scored 264 runs at the loss of 5 wickets at stumps on day 2 of first Ashes test in Cardiff. Scoring 95, Chris Rogers was the stand out performer for Australia with the bat.