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England Ashes squad unchanged

England have named an unchanged 13-man squad for the second Ashes Test, which starts at Lord's on Thursday.

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Bell and Broad guide England towards strong Ashes lead

Ian Bell and Stuart Broad built a crucial 50 partnership Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Ian Bell and Stuart Broad put on a vital partnership as England's lead over Australia passed 200 in the first Ashes Test at Trent Bridge.

Bell and Broad are currently at the crease building a patient 66-run partnership, putting the hosts on 284-6 in their second innings - a lead of 219.

Bell is England's top scorer in the innings on 71 not out, while Broad is 30 not out.

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