Brit Press gets 'uncharacteristically milder' after plucky fight shown by Aussies in defeat

Sydney, July 15 (ANI): Breaking its earlier tradition of criticizing the Australian team, the British Press has reacted to England's win in the first Ashes Test in a much more milder language, while only praising the home team for the close win.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the intense sporting rivalry between the two nations has, for decades, been responsible for screaming headlines and acerbic articles.

The report said that on Monday morning, Australians woke to the news of the heartbreaking defeat, with the usual sting in language largely missing from the front pages of newspapers, with The Sun even going on to offer a word of condolence to the Australians.

The relief felt by Britons after the close win, however, was evident in most newspapers, the report added. (ANI)

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