Paine hails 'fantastic' Labuschagne

Paine's team were set 267 to win inside 48 overs on the final day at Lord's after the hosts declared on 258-5 following a century from Ben Stokes (115 not out).

However, they were more concerned with batting out the day when Jofra Archer swiftly removed David Warner and Usman Khawaja to bring Labuschagne to the crease.

Finn, Ali provide England with first Ashes injury worries

Finn jarred his left knee while batting in the nets on Thursday at training.

He crouched to the ground in pain after suffering the jar, and limped off gingerly to the change rooms.

Ali has a sore left side that has bothered him in recent days.

The duo will undergo scans on Friday in Perth, with their spots in doubt for this weekend's two-day tour match against a WA XI outfit at the WACA Ground.

Root ready for Ashes challenge

The Yorkshire batsman, who took over as captain after Alastair Cook's resignation last month, was dropped for the final Test during the miserable 5-0 whitewash defeat in 2013/14.

He admitted the series Down Under felt as if he had walked straight into a "conservatory door", after the string of defeats which led to Kevin Pietersen being sacked and Andy Flower resigning as coach.