Nottingham: England fast bowler James Anderson took five wickets for the second time in the match as England just held their nerves to win the first Ashes test against Australia by 14 runs at Trent Bridge on Sunday. England pushed Australia to an uncomfortable position by scalping quick wickets on the fifth and final day, making the chase difficult.

When Australia lost their ninth wicket on the fifth and final day, they were 80 still runs away from their target of 311 and all, but out of the match. But by lunch, they were 291 for nine, just 20 runs away from a stunning upset with Brad Haddin batting on 69 not out and James Pattinson unbeaten on 22.
However, the third over after lunch saw Haddin, on 71, eventually given out caught behind by opposing wicketkeeper Matt Prior off man-of-the-match James Anderson's full-length delivery
England, in a Test full of controversial umpiring decisions, had though first to challenge Pakistani on-field umpire Aleem Dar's original not out verdict. But third umpire Marais Erasmus, using Hot Spot technology, overturned the call and that meant Ashes-holders England had gone 1-0 up in this five-match series ahead of the second test at Lord's on Thursday. Pattinson finished on 25 not out after a last-wicket stand of 65.
It was the second remarkable last-wicket Australia stand of the match after their first innings 163, a tenth wicket Test record featuring teenage debutant Ashton Agar's 98 – the highest score by a test batsman, batting at number 11.
England spearhead seamer Anderson, who took four wickets for 12 runs on Sunday, finished with an innings return of five for 73 and a match haul of 10 for 158.
All was going well for Australia earlier on Sunday before a sensational new ball saw Anderson turning the table by taking three wickets for six runs as Agar (14), Mitchell Starc (1) and Peter Siddle (11) were all caught by England captain Alastair Cook at first slip to leave Australia nine down.


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