With the start of the Ashes series just over a week away, England have one final chance to get themselves ready for a fierce couple of months with a final warm up game against a Cricket Australia XI in Townsville, Queensland.

England lost the toss and were asked to bowl first and they’ll be satisfied with their display as they reduced the CA XI to 249/9 by the close of play.

Here’s what we learned from day one of the final warm up game.

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