Nerves on both sides contributed heavily with 14 wickets falling on a pitch not worthy of First Ashes Test.
After the first day of play George Sessions tells us what this historic series means to him.
A round up of the latest sports news including Alastair Cook on the Ashes, Suarez hints at transfer and Cavendish not to blame for crash.
This could be a closer contest than many people with their whitewashes clearly believe.
Ashes 2013 could go onto smash all cricketing social media records. Want to ride the twitter wave? Here's how.
Will Jimmy Anderson be the hero if England lose the toss? Will Bairstow be the villain if they win the toss?
England's pace attack led by Jimmy Anderson is formidable but do the Aussies have a few speedster aces up their sleeves as well?
It's honours even so far in the First Test in Cardiff
Glancing at the cover of the match programme during Australia’s recent tour game at Essex, one could see the increasing absurdity of Michael Clarke being nicknamed Pup.
Here we go again. From the frequency with which Ashes series come around you might think that this entertainment has been commissioned by the same people who bring us Strictly, MasterChef or Downton Abbey. Find a winning formula and squeeze it dry.