England got their Ashes campaign under way in Australia as they looked to retain the famous little urn Down Under.
Mark Wood hoping to play part in England's Ashes defence this winter "There's been the odd glimpse in my England career so far, but I've never lived up to my own expectations or probably other people's.
As the Ashes gets underway all eyes will be on the "beard that's feared" - Moeen Ali.
Cricket Expert Columnist James Vince impresses on day one of Ashes, says Nasser Hussain "What we saw was that Australia don't have Mitchell Johnson's fire and brimstone and that England don't have that much to fear, though it will be hard on Friday morning with the new ball.
Matthew Hayden labelled him one of the ‘no names’ in the England side so James Vince had a simple message at the end of his first day in Ashes cricket.
James Vince intends to ensure everyone in Australia knows who he is for the rest of this winter's Ashes.
BOWLED OVER The Ashes 2017: Dawid Malan stars on the pitch as England’s wags head Down Under England will be desperate to bring back that tiny urn from this winter's Ashes series against Australia - and the players will be cheered on in earnest by their stunning wags AS ENGLAND look to bring back that tiny urn this winter with victory against Australia in The Ashes, there is also a battle going on away from the wicket.
You can never quite tell what Trevor Bayliss is thinking, but you'd expect he'll be pretty happy with day one of the first Ashes Test.