Warm-up match - day two (close)

England 293 & 5-0 v Cricket Australia XI 233-9d

CRAIG Overton took 1-40 on day two of England's Ashes warm-up match against a Cricket Australia XI in Adelaide as another of his seam rivals fell victim to injury.

The Somerset seamer was tidy and economical for the majority of the day and had figures of 1-13 from 11 overs, but was on the receiving end of some big shots from Simon Milenko towards the close as the batsman made a 56-ball half century.

The 23-year-old's chances of playing the first Test at Brisbane on November 23 have improved, however, as Jake Ball sprained an ankle in his fourth over and played no further part in the day's play.

With Steven Finn already out through injury, Ball's potential absence would reduce England's options for the fourth seamer to Overton, Tom Curran (called up in place of Finn) or a Ball replacement, if one is needed, possibly in the form of Liam Plunkett.

England may yet opt to play two spinners along with the three nailed-on seamers and Mason Crane took 3-78 as he continues to deputise for the injured Moeen Ali, who is likely to be fit for Brisbane.

James Anderson and Chris Woakes claimed two wickets apiece as the hosts declared on 233-9 before Mark Stoneman and Alastair Cook survived a tricky five overs under the floodlights.

Day three begins tomorrow at 3.30am - live coverage is available via the BT Sport Facebook page.