13 Jul 2009

England escape with a drawn from first Ashes test

5:51 am on 13 July 2009

The England cricketers have escaped with a dramatic draw from the first Ashes test against Australia in Cardiff.

Trailing on the first innings by 239 runs, England lost their 9th second innings wicket on 233, but their last pair James Anderson and Monte Panesar held out the Australian bowling attack, and when time beat Australia, England were 252 for 9.