Ashes 2019: 'Many heroes for Australia but it starts and stops with Steve Smith's hundreds', Twitter reacts after Aussies' 251-run win
Australia took a 1-0 lead in the Ashes following a thumping 251 run win over England at Edgbaston.
Ashes 2019: Concussion subs to numbers on jerseys, historic England-Australia rivalry leads Test cricket's generation leap
The historic Ashes between England and Australia gets underway on 1 August and it will get a renewed meaning under the World Test Championship.
Australia had white-washed the English side in a three-match ODI series and stepped out on the field for the only Test match, in the multi-format Ashes series, with a six-point lead. Both Australia and England were awarded two points each after the draw in the match and consequently, Australia retained the Ashes as they have an 8-2 point lead.
The drawn Test result means Ashes holders Australia, who lead England 8-2 on points having won all three of the one-day internationals, will retain the trophy.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Joe Root says England's triumph in showpiece tournament will be a confidence-booster for players ahead of Ashes
Shifting focus to the five-match Ashes series, which begins on 1 August, Root said England were full of confidence as they bid to reclaim the urn having already achieved one of their targets.