Despite ultimately failing in their quest to pull off what would have been one of the greatest Ashes wins of all-time, England look set to keep faith with the same XI who lost in Adelaide for next week's third Test in Perth.
Steve Smith and his Australian team will be confident of wrapping up the victory they need to regain the urn at the WACA – a ground where England have not won since 1978 – after their 120-run win in the second Test saw them take a 2-0 lead in this Magellan Ashes series.
However, the tourists will not be panicked into making changes for Perth after they displayed encouraging signs in coming back to push Australia closer than anyone expected in Adelaide.
That, of course, cannot mask the paucity of their performance for the majority of the first three days.
But the promise shown by Chris Woakes, whose...
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