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Ashes 2010 venue: Adelaide

November 23, 2010 15:28 IST

Second Test, Dec. 3-7

Ground: Adelaide Oval (32,000)

Last England Test win: 1994-95 series

One of the most picturesque cricket grounds in the world, the Adelaide Oval has usually offered one of the more batting-friendly surfaces in the series.

Adelaide OvalThe flat pitch and high temperatures make for long, hard days for the quick bowlers so the spinners will be expected to give them frequent breaks and contribute a few wickets as well.

England's Paul Collingwood hit a double century and Kevin Pietersen 158 in Adelaide on England's last tour but Australia staged a sensational comeback to win the match.