Geoffrey Boycott takes a swing at Ashes batsmen

The opening day of the 2013 Ashes at Nottingham's Trent Bridge was dominated by bowlers on both sides as the Australia and England attacks shared 14 wickets between them.

updated: July 11, 2013 09:20 IST
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Nottingham: England great Geoffrey Boycott was left lamenting the inability of batsmen on both sides to play the swinging ball after a remarkable start to the 2013 Ashes series saw 14 wickets fall on the first day at Trent Bridge.

After Ashes-holders England won the toss and batted in overcast conditions in Nottingham on Wednesday they were bowled out for 215, with Australia fast-medium bowler Peter Siddle taking five for 50.

But by stumps, Australia had slumped to 75 for four in reply, a deficit of 140 runs, with captain Michael Clarke -- the tourists best batsman -- clean bowled for a duck by a superb James Anderson delivery that angled in before moving late off the pitch. (Read Day 1 report)

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