Strauss demands better from England

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Andrew Strauss is warning his team they have won nothing yet – and must improve to retain the Ashes in Australia this winter.

England earned rave reviews for their second-innings batting in the drawn first Test in Brisbane, where the top three batsmen – Strauss included – each made centuries.

But that skill and resilience contrasted with their failure to post a match-controlling first-innings total, a theme which has recurred over an otherwise successful year in Test cricket.

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