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Australia ring the changes as they keep on winning - Cricket World TV

For Australia, this weekend was as much about ringing the changes as beating England on the pitch to go 2-0 up in the One-Day International series came at the cost of key players picking up injuries.

They were comprehensive 64-run victors over England in the second ODI at Lord's but with David Warner (thumb), Nathan Coulter-Nile (hamstring) and Shane Watson (calf) all struggling with injuries, they have to call for reinforcements.

Aaron Finch, Peter Handscomb and John Hastings join up with the squad but with the third ODI just 24 hours away, debate continues over the dismissal of Ben Stokes at Lord's for obstructing the field.

The umpires decided he was out even though he has since claimed his actions were not wilful while Australian captain Steve Smith has defended his team's decision to uphold the appeal.

Long before the dust had settled on this controversy, Watson announced his retirement from Test cricket.

He scored 3,731 runs at 35.19 and took 75 wickets at 33.68 during his Test career, which flourished after being recalled in 2009.

The Cardiff Ashes Test earlier this summer was his last but he hopes to continue playing one-day and Twenty20 cricket for his country.

 

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