Root and friends look for improved form

From left: England's Kevin Pietersen, Johnny Bairstow, Joe Root, Stuart Broad and Gary Ballance look on during a practice session at the Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, Australia. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday December 3, 2013. See PA story CRICKET England. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only; Strictly no commercial use; No transmission of sound or moving images;  No use with any unofficial third party logos. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 for further information.

From left: England's Kevin Pietersen, Johnny Bairstow, Joe Root, Stuart Broad and Gary Ballance look on during a practice session at the Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, Australia. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday December 3, 2013. See PA story CRICKET England. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only; Strictly no commercial use; No transmission of sound or moving images; No use with any unofficial third party logos. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 for further information.

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A Brit in Australia? Joe Root and the England boys certainly know that particular downside Down Under because they’ve had a pretty torrid time from the Australian public and their media after the First Test defeat.

Focus is now on the Second Test in Adelaide and these Brits want to ensure a better outcome so, having Australia 273-5 going into the second day, did quieten a few Aussies.

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