Englishman Steve Harmison’s wild first delivery of the endlessly hyped Ashes series was calmly caught by his captain, Andrew Flintoff, at second slip. Unfortunately, it was a sign of the nervous, unsure English performance to come. Australia never looked back and the Ashes Rematch was over almost as soon as it had begun.

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