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The Ashes 13/14: The Latest

All of the latest news from Australia as England fight to retain the urn for the fourth series in a row.

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Cook and England dealt Trott blow

Jonathan Trott is returning home from the Ashes tour. Credit: PA

England have been dealt a another blow with the news that batsman Jonathan Trott is heading home from the tour with a stress-related illness.

Trott's return means that England, captained by Essex star Alastair Cook, will have to make at least one change before battle resumes in Adelaide next week.

Not even Alastair Cook's battling 65 could prevent England from suffering a heavy defeat. Credit: PA

England go into the 2nd test on the back of a heavy defeat in Brisbane, as Australia cruised to a 381 run win with a day to spare.

Cook himself battled hard to make 65 as England were bowled out for 179 in their second innings, but his individual effort was a small highlight in an otherwise disastrous start to the Ashes series.

David Willey is also returning home to the UK. Credit: PA

Meanwhile, Northamptonshire all-rounder David Willey is also returning home early from Australia after picking up a lower back injury.

The 23-year-old has been with the England Performance Programme squad but will now undergo rehabilitation back in the UK.

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