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Ashes 2013-14: Ian Bell tells England they have 'no excuses' after embarrassing batting collapse in Second Test

Australia hold a mammoth 530-run lead over England with two days still to play

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Ashes 2013/14: England must do much better - Graham Gooch tells batsmen to bounce back

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England batsman Gary Ballance looks to be the favourite to replace the departed Jonathan Trott after hitting a half-century in the warm-up match against an Australian Chairman's XI

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