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Ashes 2015: England thrash Australia to take 1-0 lead

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England have ended a run of six Ashes Tests without a win

England got a 169-run victory over Australia in the first Ashes Test to take a 1-0 lead in the series.

Chasing an unlikely 412 to win, Australia lost four wickets for nine runs in 35 balls either side of lunch and were bowled out for 242 one hour after tea in Cardiff.

Stuart Broad was England's inspiration, taking the wickets of three of Australia's top four batsmen.

Joe Root showed his golden touch to take two of the last three wickets, including Mitchell Johnson for a spirited 77.

The win is a big deal for England, who lost the last Ashes series 5-0 down under and have only won one of their last five Test series.

Australia, strong favourites to retain the Ashes before the series, now have only five days to recover before the second Test starts at Lord's on Thursday.

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Moeen Ali struck on the last ball before lunch to dismiss David Warner
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Stuart Broad took two wickets as Australia lost four for nine runs in 39 balls after lunch
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