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Steve Smith tops Ashes player ratings after Australia beat England in first Test

Paul Radley evaluates the performances of the 22 players who competed in the series opener at Edgbaston

In the highly-anticipated opening match of the 2019 Ashes series, it was Australia who came out on top against England, defeating their arch-rivals by 251 runs in a match that was evenly contested for four of the five days at Edgbaston in Birmingham.

Following this contest, Paul Radley provides his player ratings – no prizes for guessing how Steve Smith will have fared. For the Australia player ratings, browse through the photo gallery above, and for the England player ratings, take a look at the photo gallery below.

Updated: August 5, 2019 10:57 PM

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