Andrew Strauss has warned Australia they will have to produce "outstanding cricket" if they are to win the Ashes in England.
South Africa beat Bangladesh by 52 runs in the first of two Twenty20 Internationals at Dhaka.
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Steven Finn says England are "desperate" to win back the Ashes this summer.
Joe Root has hit back at the "ridiculous" David Warner after the Australian brough up the pair's 2013 bar fracas.
Australia beat Essex by 169 runs in their final warm-up match ahead of the Ashes series.
Ryan Harris has retired from cricket following his latest injury - but says Australia won't miss him in the Ashes series.
Rikki Clarke played a starring role as Birmingham Bears beat Leicestershire by eight runs in Saturday's sole T20 Blast match.
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