Assured Vince and Stoneman settle early nerves
For most of the first two sessions the two England batsmen - with fewer than a dozen Tests between them - quietened the shrill of the pre-series hype showered upon Australia's pace attack
#PoliteEnquiries: Is James Vince the 'guy that takes you out but never calls'?
George Dobell and Melinda Farrell answer your questions after day one of the first Test at the Gabba in Brisbane
Vince leads the rabble's rebellion
Australian legend Matthew Hayden called England "no-hopers" and insisted he didn't know who James Vince was. You learn something new every day
Brisbane clouds clear for Cummins and Lyon
Two Australian bowlers in the thick of the first-day action found the Gabba shining more benignly upon them than usual
Australia's early problem with full length
Some early stats insights from day one of the first Ashes Test at the Gabba
Vince makes his name but Australia battle back
Mark Stoneman and James Vince added a century stand for the second wicket as England doused some of Australia's fire in the opening Ashes exchanges
Australia battle back as England rue missed opportunities
Australia roared into the ascendancy on the second morning at the Gabba, for arguably the first time in the Test, as six wickets tumbled for 56 runs in the space of 14.3 overs
'Mixed selection messages mean all eyes on Paine after drop.'
Brydon Coverdale says Australian selectors mixed messages over who the 'best 'keeper in Australia' is means that the pressure will increase on Tim Paine after his drop of James Vince.
Dobell: Stoneman, Vince's approach encouraging for England.
ESPNcricinfo's George Dobell reports from the Gabba at lunch on the first day of the first Ashes Test
Wood still hopeful of making Ashes impact
Mark Wood has not given up hope of playing in the Ashes and has his eyes fixed on a return in Perth
Runorder: Is this Australia attack more lethal that the 2013 trio?
Aakash Chopra, Amol Mazumdar and the team of ESPNcricinfo discuss if Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins have the same firepower as the 2013 combination of Mitchell Johnson, Ryan Harris and Peter Siddle
Ashes trash talk reaches fever pitch.
Things have got a little heated between Australia and England after Nathan Lyon's comments in the build-up to the first Test
Mysteries of the Ashes urn.
Library & Research manager at the MCC, Neil Robinson, discusses the history of the famous Ashes urn ahead of the opening Test at the Gabba.
It's going to be Steve and Joe's excellent adventure
The Ashes captains' journeys have been similar: each having spent some of his formative years in the other's country
'How the captains perform will be key.'
Mark Taylor, Bill Lawry, Mark Nicholas and Ian Healy discuss the strengths and styles of Ashes captains Steven Smith and Joe Root
Ball books XI berth ahead of Overton
Jake Ball will be the fourth member of England's seam attack when the Ashes starts in Brisbane on Thursday
Here's the Ashes
Commentators, presenters, spectators, players - we're all waiting for the latest edition of the storied series to kick off
Stock or shock? Comparing Ashes strategies.
George Dobell looks at the contrasting tactics England and Australia will look to employ in the series, starting at the Gabba
Time for Australia to quit the trash-talk
The hosts might have to do a quick fact-check about the defending Ashes champions before sparking yet another threat with a "Mitchell Johnson of 2013-14" reference
Marsh joins Warner on Australia's injury-watch list
Glenn Maxwell, called in as cover for Warner, will now be on standby for both batsmen
Can the Australian pace attack complete the series?
ESPN's Melinda Farrell discusses Australia's pace attack with former Australian bowler Ryan Harris
Selection shift 'surprised' Smith - Cowan
Ed Cowan has revealed that Australia captain Steven Smith was surprised at how the national selectors ignored Cricket Australia's directive to choose younger players for the first Ashes Test
Bruises and banter: The complete Ashes build-up.
The Ashes are finally here. Relive a blow-by-blow account of the two-month-long build-up
Smith likens pace trio to Johnson in 2013-14
The Australia captain acknowledges the importance of using Starc, Cummins and Hazlewood in short bursts, but assures that they are more than capable of keeping at it for longer periods
Jason Day tries to predict the Ashes.
Australian golfer Jason Day attempted to give his insights into the first Ashes Test in Brisbane. Find out how that went