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England unchanged for second Ashes Test

England on Sunday named an unchanged 13-man squad for the second Ashes Test against Australia which starts at Lord`s on Thursday.

England unchanged for second Ashes Test

London: England on Sunday named an unchanged 13-man squad for the second Ashes Test against Australia which starts at Lord`s on Thursday.

Stuart Broad led England to a 169-run victory in the first Test as Australia collapsed either side of lunch on the fourth day at Cardiff`s Sophia Gardens on Saturday.

Captain Alastair Cook`s successful XI will be joined again by Steven Finn and Adil Rashid as extra bowling options for the second match of five.

In Cardiff Australia, well-placed at 97 for one, slumped to 106 for five as four wickets fell for just nine runs in 36 balls.

Chasing a record-breaking 412 for victory, the Ashes-holders were dismissed for 242 after tea.

Fast-medium bowler Broad took three for 39 in 14 overs as England enjoyed an emphatic win in their first match under new Australian coach Trevor Bayliss.

Joe Root, named man-of-the-match for his first innings 134 after coming in with England struggling at 43 for three, had the last word in the game by catching Josh Hazlewood in the deep off spinner Moeen Ali.
England squad

Alastair Cook (Essex, capt), Adam Lyth (Yorkshire), Gary Ballance (Yorkshire), Ian Bell (Warwickshire), Joe Root (Yorkshire), Ben Stokes (Durham), Jos Buttler (Lancashire, wkt), Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire), Mark Wood (Durham), James Anderson (Lancashire), Steven Finn (Middlesex), Adil Rashid (Yorkshire)

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