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


Cricketnext Staff, Cricketnext
Jul 19, 2013 at 12:07am IST

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TOSS: England chose to bat.

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

Bell scored 109 before getting out to Steven Smith, who took three wickets to help Australia make a comeback on day one.

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

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England: England replaced Steven Finn with Tim Bresnan.

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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.

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