ASHES: The Ashes stress is here to stay

In what Alastair Cook called the most 'topsy-turvy' test he has ever played in, the third umpire saw Brad Haddin caught behind, leaving Australia painfully close to victory.

Trent Bridge, Nottingham - At lunch we veterans of England’s astonishing two-run win against Australia at Edgbaston in 2005 were wilting – suffering intolerable stress brought on by the Ashes again, only seven years after the last time. The relief of Trent Bridge finally happened shortly after lunch.  Aleem Dar had rejected an appeal for a catch behind the wicket. England held a quick meeting, and although they did not seem entirely convinced, they asked for a review. All 13 players were waited tensely while the off-field umpire contemplated the various technological aids at his disposal. Their angst had spread to a capacity crowd.



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