LIVE COVERAGE: The Ashes at Durham

England's Alastair Cook during the nets session at the Emirates Durham ICG yesterday. Photograph by  Owen Humphreys/PA Wire.
England's Alastair Cook during the nets session at the Emirates Durham ICG yesterday. Photograph by Owen Humphreys/PA Wire.
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FOLLOW the action and help capture the magic of the North East’s first Ashes Test.

Thousands of cricket fans are in Wearside today to see England take on Australia at the Emirates Durham International Cricket Ground.

Having retained the Ashes with victories at Trent Bridge and Lords, and last weekend’s draw at Old Trafford, England are now looking to seal an overall victory at Chester-le-Street.

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