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James Anderson named England's vice-captain for Ashes series

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England bats crash in Ashes tour game

Pace bowler Jake Ball added to England's injury problems before the first Ashes Test against Australia when he sprained an ankle in a warm-up game.

An inspired spell of fast bowling by Chris Woakes has saved England's blushes after an embarrassing pink-ball batting collapse against a Cricket Australia XI.

Ball will play no further part in the day-night warm-up match, with a scan in Adelaide on Friday confirming that the injury is serious enough to keep him out of action for at least the next week.

Joe Root's side are already without Middlesex bowler Steven Finn, who was forced to fly home earlier this week after sustaining damage to cartilage in his left knee.

England tumbled from 79 without loss to lose seven wickets for 45 in a spectacular crash before Bairstow and leg-spinner Mason Crane (18) helped boost the innings in a 70-run stand.

The veteran's dismissal triggered England's slide - he was soon followed to the changeroom by his opening partner Mark Stoneman, who made 51, his third consecutive half-century on tour.

Woakes then burst through the home side's top order, picking up the first three wickets inside eight overs to leave them at seven for three.

James Vince (29) missed another opportunity to prove he should get the nod in Brisbane, while Dawid Malan and Chris Woakes failed before Overton bagged a pair.

Anderson has been named to replace the suspended Ben Stokes, who did not travel with the rest of the squad while an investigation surrounding his September arrest in Bristol continues.

When James Anderson became Simon Milenko's fifth wicket, England's second innings was over, with injured Jake Ball unable to come to bat on his injured ankle.

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