Emma John relives the opening day in Hobart, where England’s bowlers made early inroads before Travis Head’s glorious century helped Australia to build a decent score of 241-6 on the rain-shortened day.

Then Adam Collins and Geoff Lemon were in Hobart for all the action as Tasmania played host to its first Ashes Test match. They discuss Head’s glittering century and the curious case of Ollie Robinson’s fitness.

The Final Word Ashes Daily podcast is here after every day’s play. You can listen on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify.

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HOBART, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 14: Stuart Broad of England celebrates the wicket of Marnus Labuschagne of Australia during day one of the Fifth Test in the Ashes series between Australia and England at Blundstone Arena on January 14, 2022 in Hobart, Australia. (Photo by Matt Roberts – CA/Cricket Australia via Getty Images)” src=”https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/7897e46e5aa5929dc845b34a0bb65b0fd67c0e60/0_35_2967_1781/master/2967.jpg?width=300&quality=85&auto=format&fit=max&s=2cfbebc7bf2c426d6fd69e6a38e00b6c”>


Photograph: Matt Roberts – CA/Cricket Australia/Getty Images

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