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    Verbal taunts continue between Ashes Test matches

    Adelaide: Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson says he doesn't anticipate a truce in the verbal sparring between his team and England for the second Ashes Test beginning December 5 at Adelaide.

    Johnson, who took man-of-the-match figures of 9 for 103 in Australia's 381-run win in the first Test at Brisbane, says England was being seriously affected by the often vitriolic on-field comments.

    He says any attempt by England coach Andy Flowers to discuss a toning down of the banter with his Australian counterpart Darren Lehmann should be batted away.

    Johnson said Wednesday "they (England) don't like it at all... I think it's worked for us, I definitely think they're rattled by it."

    Lehmann also told an Adelaide radio station any changes were unlikely - "we're still going to play really hard cricket."