'A win for the ages', Australia delights in Edgbaston triumph

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  • Tuesday, 06 Aug 2019

Cricket - Ashes 2019 - First Test - England v Australia - Edgbaston, Birmingham, Britain - August 5, 2019 Australia players celebrate after winning the first test Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Those Australians who eschewed late nights in front of the television woke up on Tuesday to the news that their cricket team had achieved a thumping first Ashes test victory lauded as "A Win for the Ages" in local media.

The Australians, reduced to 122 for eight in their first innings on day one at Edgbaston, roared back to claim a 251-run victory on Monday and take a lead in an Ashes series in England for the first time since the 2005 opener.

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