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Cricket: England beat Australia by 14 runs to win first Ashes Test in 5-match series

Australia's Shane Watson (right) plays a shot as England's Matt Prior (left) reacts behind the stumps during play on the fourth day of the first Ashes cricket test match between England and Australia at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, central England on
Australia's Shane Watson (right) plays a shot as England's Matt Prior (left) reacts behind the stumps during play on the fourth day of the first Ashes cricket test match between England and Australia at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, central England on July 13, 2013. England won a thrilling first Ashes Test by 14 runs at Trent Bridge on Sunday, July 14, 2013, to go 1-0 up in their five-match series against Australia. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Australia's Ashton Agar misses a shot during the fourth day of the first Ashes cricket test match against England at Trent Bridge cricket ground in Nottingham, central England on July 13, 2013. England won a thrilling first Ashes Test by 14 runs at T
Australia's Ashton Agar misses a shot during the fourth day of the first Ashes cricket test match against England at Trent Bridge cricket ground in Nottingham, central England on July 13, 2013. England won a thrilling first Ashes Test by 14 runs at Trent Bridge on Sunday, July 14, 2013, to go 1-0 up in their five-match series against Australia. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
The Umpire gives out to Australia's Brad Haddin (right) as England celebrate victory during the last day of the first Ashes cricket test match at Trent Bridge cricket ground in Nottingham, central England on Sunday, July 14, 2013. England won a thril
The Umpire gives out to Australia's Brad Haddin (right) as England celebrate victory during the last day of the first Ashes cricket test match at Trent Bridge cricket ground in Nottingham, central England on Sunday, July 14, 2013. England won a thrilling first Ashes Test by 14 runs at Trent Bridge on Sunday to go 1-0 up in their five-match series against Australia. -- PHOTO: AP
England's James Anderson (centre) celebrates with teammates after taking the wicket of Australia's Brad Haddin (left) to win the game on the final day of the opening Ashes series cricket match at Trent Bridge cricket ground, Nottingham, England on Su
England's James Anderson (centre) celebrates with teammates after taking the wicket of Australia's Brad Haddin (left) to win the game on the final day of the opening Ashes series cricket match at Trent Bridge cricket ground, Nottingham, England on Sunday, July 14, 2013. England won a thrilling first Ashes Test by 14 runs at Trent Bridge on Sunday to go 1-0 up in their five-match series against Australia. -- PHOTO: AP
England celebrate beating Australia in the last day of the first Ashes cricket test match at Trent Bridge cricket ground in Nottingham, central England on Sunday, July 14, 2013. England won a thrilling first Ashes Test by 14 runs at Trent Bridge on S
England celebrate beating Australia in the last day of the first Ashes cricket test match at Trent Bridge cricket ground in Nottingham, central England on Sunday, July 14, 2013. England won a thrilling first Ashes Test by 14 runs at Trent Bridge on Sunday to go 1-0 up in their five-match series against Australia. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
England's James Anderson (centre) celebrates beating Australia with teammates during the last day of the first Ashes cricket test match at Trent Bridge cricket ground in Nottingham, central England on Sunday, July 14, 2013. England won a thrilling fi
England's James Anderson (centre) celebrates beating Australia with teammates during the last day of the first Ashes cricket test match at Trent Bridge cricket ground in Nottingham, central England on Sunday, July 14, 2013. England won a thrilling first Ashes Test by 14 runs at Trent Bridge on Sunday to go 1-0 up in their five-match series against Australia. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

NOTTINGHAM (AFP) - England won a thrilling first Ashes Test by 14 runs at Trent Bridge on Sunday to go 1-0 up in their five-match series against Australia.

The tourists were all but out of the match at 231 for nine, needing 80 more runs to reach their target of 311, before a last-wicket stand of 65 between Brad Haddin (71) and James Pattinson (25 not out) threatened to turn the game on its head on the fifth and final day.

But a Test full of controversial umpiring decisions ended shortly after lunch when England reviewed Pakistan umpire Aleem Dar's initial decision to give Haddin not out as England appealed for a catch by wicketkeeper Matt Prior off James Anderson.

However, third umpire Marais Erasmus, using Hot Spot technology, overturned the call and Haddin was out to end a dramatic match.

Anderson finished with match figures of 10 wickets for 158 runs.

The second Test at Lord's starts on Thursday.

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