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England v Australia - Second Ashes Test Live Stream

Captain Alastair Cook (L) and Joe Root of England celebrate victory with team mates. (Gareth Copley/Getty Images)
England are one up in the Ashes Series, but there is no time to celebrate as the Second Test gets underway at Lords on Thursday.

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England won a thrilling First Test with a 14-run victory at Trent Bridge with Jimmy Anderson being the hero for the hosts with an amazing 10 wicket haul in the match.



James Anderson of England celebrates the final wicket of Brad Haddin. (Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

The game was a classic, one of the best Test matches in recent history, and as all the best games do this one also had some controversy thrown in.

Stuart Broad upset the Australians in England’s second innings when he refused to walk after clearly hitting the ball - and as the umpire gave him not out and he knew Australia had wasted their DRS reviews Broad refused to walk.

Australia were furious that the batsman refused to walk when he knew he was out, although they never kicked up a fuss when Brad Haddin did the same on the final day - the difference was England had a review left and he was given out and the Test match was won.



Brad Haddin of Australia looks dejected after being dismissed by James Anderson. (Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Since then the Australian camp has been rocked by allegations of in-squad fighting as former coach Mickey Arthur is threatening to sue the Australian Cricket Board for discrimination after he was sacked.

The South African claims he was fired for not understanding the Australian way and has also claimed that captain Michael Clarke called former vice-captain Shane Watson ‘a cancer on the team’.

Clarke has not come out and denied any rift in the camp and wants to concentrate on the rest of the series under new coach Darren Lehmann.



Michael Clarke of Australia leads his team onto the field. (Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Clarke said: “I am not going to get involved in this. I cannot remember for long time the team being as united as we are right now and, no coincidence, Darren has played a big part in that.  
"The most important thing is that we, as a team, are focused as we can be on Thursday."
Australia may make a change to their starting XI with Ed Cowan under immense pressure to lose his place following a poor return with the bat in Nottingham. Usman Khawaja is the favourite to replace him.

Steven Finn is another player under pressure after he was unimpressive with the ball for England and coach Andy Flower may be set to replace him with Tim Bresnan in the bowling attack, while Graham Onion may also get a look in.

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