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Australia name unchanged first Test squad



Shaun Marsh has one match to prove his fitness for Boxing Day // Getty

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Webster posts third first-class century

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Mennie off the mark with consecutive fours

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Third-time lucky for Lyon

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Wells continues good form with unbeaten 85

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Voges posts crucial 50 in Shield return

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Mackin gets crackin' with WACA six-fa

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Fielding brilliance, Stobo keep NSW's hopes alive

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