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England v Australia: ICC Champions Trophy – live!

Steve Smith calls wrong, and Eoin Morgan prefers to chase. England are unchanged, so Jason Roy is lucky again, and Jonny Bairstow is unlucky. Smith says he would have batted first anyway, “probably”. He sounds about as convincing as Theresa May.

Australia are unchanged too. They haven’t won here at Edgbaston since 2001, and rumour has it that a few years after that they lost a Test by two runs.

Morning everyone. It’s England v Australia, the longest-running saga in international cricket – but the scriptwriters have come up with a twist. England have, in effect, already won. They’re through to the semi-finals of the Champions Trophy, whereas Australia badly need a win after two stalemates. And, in a delicious extra touch, the team the Aussies need to dislodge from second place are ... the mighty Bangladesh.

The Champions Trophy, always succinct, has already been through three distinct phases: first predictable, then sodden, then spicy. It’s almost as if it set out to be strong and stable, only to go haywire – but in a good way. The last few days have been one upset after another, with Pakistan surprising South Africa, Sri Lanka mounting a great chase against India, and Bangladesh recovering from 33-4 to send New Zealand home.

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