From the Back Pages, August 7: WATCH Stuart Broad’s incredible spell of 8-15
Trent Bridge, day one (England won toss): England (274 for 4) lead Australia (60) by 214 runs with six first-innings wickets in hand“Now it is done. Now the story ends. And there is no way to tell it.” It was a Red Smith kind of day for sportswriters, a day of the utterly impossible and inexpressibly fantastic. For England’s cricketers it was a day to invoke Lou Reed: a perfect day, just a perfect day, Australia humiliated in front of a scarcely believing crowd and finishing dejected, dispirited and done. (The Times)
Ashes 2015: Nottinghamshire Police and Crimestoppers troll Australia over shocking batting display. (The Independent)
PAUL NEWMAN AT TRENT BRIDGE: There have been some classic Ashes Trent Bridge moments in modern memory, from Gary Pratt running out Ricky Ponting in 2005 to Ashton Agar making a name for himself here two years ago before Jimmy Anderson hauled England home. But there has never been anything quite like this. (Daily Mail)
Cool and collected Bayliss takes Ashes plaudits as England dismember Aussies. (The Express)
Stuart Broad called it a “freak of a day” but it was also the best of days for a bowler who propelled his England to within touching distance of regaining the Ashes. (The Telegraph)
Trouble broke out before Southampton’s Europa League match at Vitesse Arnhem, with police intervening after glasses, chairs and punches were thrown. (The Guardian)
Angel Di Maria has insisted that Manchester United wanted to sell him - rather than he wanted to leave. Speaking at his official unveiling as a Paris Saint-Germain player, Di Maria revealed that he only made his was to France because United were happy to let their record signing go. (The Mirror)
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