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England and Australia locked horns for the first time this summer and Edgbaston, basking in golden sunshine for its 100th international match, was able to celebrate the start of the sequence with an emphatic England victory. The Champions Trophy tie – or Ashes prelim, if you prefer – fell to England by 48 runs. Until England took control, it was a cagey, tactical affair – for the neutral perhaps the least enthralling match in the tournament so far. But who knows, it might be that England have already made an impact on the Ashes summer.
Australia had imagined that a powerful statement in the Champions Trophy might be a catalyst, but their performance was limp, their captain Michael Clarke is injured, and their hold on the Champions Trophy – as ESPNcricinfo’s ball-by-ball commentary put it “the last trinket on Australia’s mantelpiece” – is now in danger of falling into the fireplace.