Ashes 2009: England 2 Australia 1

Alastair Cook & Andrew Strauss

Alastair Cook & Andrew Strauss - The 2009 Ashes begins with Cardiff hosting its first Test  

Ricky Ponting

Ricky Ponting - Ponting is one of four first-innings centurions as Australia dominate  

Mike Hussey & Paul Collingwood

Mike Hussey & Paul Collingwood - Collingwood's last-day vigil gives England hope, but he was ninth out with almost an hour left  

James Anderson & Monty Panesar

James Anderson & Monty Panesar - The hosts' last pair survive to scrape a famous draw  

Andrew Strauss

Andrew Strauss - Strauss' century gives England the upper hand at Lord's  

Michael Clarke

Michael Clarke - Clarke's ton affords Australia an outside chance of victory  

Andrew Flintoff & Peter Siddle

Andrew Flintoff & Peter Siddle - Flintoff's five-wicket haul underpins England's resounding triumph  

Graham Onions & Shane Watson

Graham Onions & Shane Watson - Onions strikes with the first delivery of day two at Edgbaston. He added Mike Hussey next ball.  

Matt Prior & James Anderson

Matt Prior & James Anderson - Anderson's five-for has the tourists on the back foot  

Edgbaston

Edgbaston - No play is possible on day three, making a result improbable  

Michael Clarke

Michael Clarke - Three figures from Clarke ensures parity  

Andrew Strauss, Peter Siddle & Marcus North

Andrew Strauss, Peter Siddle & Marcus North - Strauss becomes the first of Siddle's five first-innings victims at Headingley  

Marcus North

Marcus North - North goes on the attack during his hundred  

Stuart Broad & Peter Siddle

Stuart Broad & Peter Siddle - Broad's six wickets give the hosts something to cheer  

Alastair Cook & Mitchell Johnson

Alastair Cook & Mitchell Johnson - Johnson hurries Australia to victory with five wickets  

Ian Bell, Michael Clarke & Brad Haddin

Ian Bell, Michael Clarke & Brad Haddin - Bell hands England a solid start at the Oval  

Mitchell Johnson, Billy Bowden, Stuart Broad & Brad Haddin

Mitchell Johnson, Billy Bowden, Stuart Broad & Brad Haddin - Broad's devastating spell seizes the initiative  

Jonathan Trott

Jonathan Trott - Trott's debut hundred gives England firm control  

The Brit Insurance Oval

The Brit Insurance Oval - The moment of victory: Graeme Swann snares centurion Mike Hussey  

England

England - Andrew Strauss leads the celebrations  

Alastair Cook & Andrew Strauss Ricky Ponting Mike Hussey & Paul Collingwood James Anderson & Monty Panesar Andrew Strauss Michael Clarke Andrew Flintoff & Peter Siddle Graham Onions & Shane Watson Matt Prior & James Anderson Edgbaston Michael Clarke Andrew Strauss, Peter Siddle & Marcus North Marcus North Stuart Broad & Peter Siddle Alastair Cook & Mitchell Johnson Ian Bell, Michael Clarke & Brad Haddin Mitchell Johnson, Billy Bowden, Stuart Broad & Brad Haddin Jonathan Trott The Brit Insurance Oval England