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Warne's shadow looms large over Test

THE ASHES 2006/2007

AFP , MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

Crowds of 95,000 are likely over the opening three days' play and the record of 350,354 -- set in the vast arena in the third Test of the 1936/37 Ashes series in the Don Bradman era -- is under threat.

England, sensing a changing of the guard with Warne likely to be followed by great bowler Glenn McGrath into retirement, are looking to regroup for future battles.

"We've got another two years before we play these guys and it's kind of starting now," batsman Paul Collingwood said.

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