The Ashes: Australia skipper Michael Clarke vows to rise from defeat

Victory saw Ashes-holders England go 1-0 up in this five-match series ahead of Thursday's second Test at Lord's but Clarke said Australia's gutsy display in Nottingham was proof of their determination to regain the urn.

updated: July 15, 2013 09:24 IST
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Nottingham: Defiant Australia captain Michael Clarke insisted the tourists were "here to compete" after taking England to the wire before losing the first Ashes Test at Trent Bridge by just 14 runs.

England, who set Australia a ground record 311 to win, looked to be in total command as Clarke's men collapsed to 231 for nine in the face of some superb swing bowling from spearhead seamer James Anderson.

But a last-wicket partnership of 65 between Brad Haddin (71) and James Pattinson (25 not out) almost produced one more twist in a thrilling Test full of fluctuating fortunes, until Anderson had Haddin caught behind. (Match report)

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