As it happened: The Ashes, 2nd Test, day 1

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: July 18, 2013, 2:44 PM IST
As it happened: The Ashes, 2nd Test, day 1

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TOSS: England chose to bat.

TEAM NEWS:

Australia: Skipper Michael Clarke brought in Usman Khawaja and Ryan Harris to replace Ed Cowan and Mitchell Starc, respectively.

England: England replaced Steven Finn with Tim Bresnan.

Playing XIs:

Australia: Shane Watson, Chris Rogers, Usman Khawaja, Phillip Hughes, Michael Clarke (capt), Steven Smith, Brad Haddin (wk), Ashton Agar, Peter Siddle, James Pattinson, Ryan Harris

England: Alastair Cook (capt), Joe Root, Jonathan Trott, Kevin Pietersen, Ian Bell, Jonathan Bairstow, Matt Prior (wk), Tim Bresnan, Graeme Swann, Stuart Broad, James Anderson

Australia lost the controversy-marred first Test by an agonising 14 runs.

First Published: July 18, 2013, 2:44 PM IST

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2 South Africa 3050 117
3 Australia 3087 100
4 England 3362 99
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