England on top in opening Ashes test

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England have the upper-hand after day two of the opening Ashes test in Birmingham.

The hosts trail by just 17 runs in their first innings after opening batsman Rory Burns made a gritty maiden century.

England ended the second day's play on 267 for 4 in reply to Australia's 284 all out.

Day three gets underway at 2 pm UAE time on Saturday.

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