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23mGeorge Dobell in Brisbane

Assured Vince and Stoneman banish early nerves

For most of the first two sessions the two England batsmen - with fewer than a dozen Tests between them - quietened the shrill of the pre-series hype showered upon Australia's pace attack

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25mThe Report by Andrew Miller

Vince makes his name, but Australia battle back

Mark Stoneman and James Vince made light of the early loss of Alastair Cook to carry their side to 59 for 1 by lunch and draw a line under the pre-Ashes hype

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'Mixed selection messages mean all eyes on Paine after drop' (0:41)
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WATCH - Colourful fans at the Gabba (0:42)
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Dobell: Stoneman, Vince's approach encouraging for England (0:58)
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Ashes trash talk reaches fever pitch (1:08)
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Mysteries of the Ashes urn (2:00)
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'How the captains perform will be key' (2:19)
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22hGeorge Dobell at the Gabba

Ball books XI berth ahead of Overton

Jake Ball will be the fourth member of England's seam attack when the Ashes starts in Brisbane on Thursday

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Stock or shock? Comparing Ashes strategies (0:59)
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1dBrydon Coverdale

Time for Australia to quit the trash-talk

The hosts might have to do a quick fact-check about the defending Ashes champions before sparking yet another threat with a "Mitchell Johnson of 2013-14" reference

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Can the Australian pace attack complete the series? (2:27)
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Bruises and banter: The complete Ashes build-up (3:35)
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1dBrydon Coverdale at The Gabba

Smith likens pace trio to Johnson in 2013-14

The Australia captain acknowledges the importance of using Starc, Cummins and Hazlewood in short bursts, but assures that they are more than capable of keeping at it for longer periods

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Jason Day tries to predict the Ashes (0:30)
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Ashes Quiz #1: All things Gabba

Can you crack this quiz and be as dominant as the Aussies at the Gabba? Go on, take a stab and find out

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Being verbal not my style - Root (1:09)
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1dMark Nicholas

Here's the Ashes

Commentators, presenters, spectators, players - we're all waiting for the latest edition of the storied series to kick off

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