In pictures – how England collapsed as Australia claimed Ashes lead

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England slumped to a nine-wicket defeat in the first Ashes Test as another costly collapse opened the door for a comprehensive victory for Australia.

Here, the PA news agency picks out the best images as it all went wrong on day four for the tourists.

England began the day with great optimism as Dawid Malan and Joe Root resumed on 80 and 86 respectively
England began the day with great optimism as Dawid Malan and Joe Root resumed on 80 and 86 respectively (Jason O’Brien/PA)

But Nathan Lyon claimed his 400th Test wicket by removing Malan early on day four to set England's collapse in motion
But Nathan Lyon claimed his 400th Test wicket by removing Malan early on day four to set England’s collapse in motion (Jason O’Brien/PA)

Lyon was in the action again to get rid of Ollie Pope for four as England lost three wickets for 11 runs
Lyon was in the action again to get rid of Ollie Pope for four as England lost three wickets for 11 runs (Jason O’Brien/PA)

There were no heroics from Ben Stokes as he went for 14
There were no heroics from Ben Stokes as he went for 14 (Jason O’Brien/PA)

Ollie Robinson could do nothing to halt the slide
Ollie Robinson could do nothing to halt the slide (Jason O’Brien/PA)

Wood was bowled by Nathan Lyon and when Chris Woakes departed, England had lost eight wickets for 74 to leave Australia needing just 20 to win
Wood was bowled by Nathan Lyon and when Chris Woakes departed, England had lost eight wickets for 74 to leave Australia needing just 20 to win (Jason O’Brien/PA)

Captain Joe Root led his troops off
Captain Joe Root led his troops off (Jason O’Brien/PA)

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