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Australia vs England – Ashes: Live score and updates on Day One

The Ashes gets underway in the early hours of Wednesday at the Gabba in Brisbane – with England looking for their first Test victory Down Under for over 10 years.

That victory came in the 3-1 series win for Andrew Strauss’ side in 2010-11, which was the last time Australia has experienced a summer as wet as this one.

The wet weather gives Joe Root‘s side hope, with the ball expected to swing and seam more than usual in Australia, but there is also the threat of parts of the first Test being washed out by rain.

It is imperative then that England get off to a good start on day one, with the toss taking place at 11.30pm GMT before a 12am start. 

Join Sportsmail’s SAM BLITZ for over-by-over updates throughout…