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Ashes 2015: Australia dominate on Day 1 after Chris Rogers-Steve Smith unbeaten stand

Rogers and Smith shared a 259-run stand as Australia surged ahead on Day 1

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Australia piled on the runs against England on Day 1, thanks to fine centuries from Chris Rogers and Steve Smith. (Source: Reuters)

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Australia took the bold move to take the strike first under overcast conditions. (Source: Reuters)

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David Warner sizzled with the bat but not for long. He skied this one straight to James Anderson off Moeen Ali. (Source: Reuters)

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But England failed to do anything extra ordinary after that as Steve Smith scored easy runs and soon raced to his fifty. (Source: Reuters)

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Steve Smith outscored Chris Rogers initially as he brought up his 10th Test century with a glorious pull. (Source: Reuters)

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Rogers followed his partner there too as the stand kept on frustrating the Englishmen. (Source: Reuters)

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Meanwhile, former Australia captain Ricky Ponting became the 5th Australian to ring the bell at Lord's. (Source: AP)

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The Australian dressing room was full of praise for the 259-run 2nd wicket stand between Rogers and Smith (Source: Reuters)

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However, England had a bad day in the field, they were totally dominated and ran out of options. (Source: Reuters)

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From Ali to Anderson, nothing worked for the home side. (Source: Reuters)