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As it happened: 2nd Ashes Test, Day 1

England will be satisfied with their effort after a 121-run stand between half-centurions Watson and Rogers threatened to build a big first-innings total.

Cricketnext Staff |December 5, 2013, 5:06 AM IST
As it happened: 2nd Ashes Test, Day 1

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TOSS: Australia won the toss and Michael Clarke decided to bat.

TEAM NEWS: Australia retained the same XI. Ben Stokes makes his debut for England, with the visitors also bringing in Monty Panesar to partner offspinner Graeme Swann.

Playing XI:

England: Alastair Cook (capt), Michael Carberry, Joe Root, Kevin Pietersen, Ian Bell, Ben Stokes, Matt Prior (wk), Stuart Broad, Graeme Swann, James Anderson, Monty Panesar

Australia: Chris Rogers, David Warner, Shane Watson, Michael Clarke (capt), Steven Smith, George Bailey, Brad Haddin (wk), Mitchell Johnson, Ryan Harris, Peter Siddle, Nathan Lyon

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4659 119
2 New Zealand 2829 109
3 England 4366 104
4 South Africa 3177 102
5 Australia 3270 99
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6745 125
2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 8366 270
2 Australia 6986 269
3 England 5568 265
4 South Africa 4720 262
5 India 9349 260
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