The Ashes sprang ferociously to life yesterday.
Not only were Australia dragged back into the contest by a searing piece of pace bowling from Mitchell Johnson, but the sledging and the bouncing were ramped up to boiling point. Oh what fun it all was.
Johnson, bless him, was at the centre of it all. He bowled with fury, skill and swing, and, if you can imagine those bombs that go round corners, that was Johnson yesterday as he took 6 for 34, including a burst of four for seven in 27 balls, in which time England went from 78 for 0 to 98 for 5, enough to convert swagger into stagger.
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