Scotland v Australia A, The Grange, 3rd day June 9, 2013

Pattinson in good shape for Ashes

Callum Stewart at The Grange
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Australia A 372 (Haddin 113, Siddle 103*) and 230 for 5 dec. (Henriques 59*, Agar 56) beat Scotland 149 (Pattinson 3-16) and 93 (Pattinson 4-21, Sayers 3-16) by 360 runs
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Australia A's bowlers showed their Ashes potential as they ripped through Scotland's batsmen in Edinburgh, wrapping up a win by 360 runs with a session to spare.

Only four Scottish batsmen made double figures as Chadd Sayers and James Pattinson impressed with both pace and swing to share seven wickets between them.

It was a dismal Scotland second innings but rather than the first innings when the Scots got themselves out, this innings was much more down to the prowess of the bowling and fielding.

Moises Henriques and Ashton Agar built on Australian A's overnight lead, both claiming half centuries, before their second declaration of the match put the Scots in to bat before lunch. By the break they had lost three wickets and it only took another 19.1 overs for the tourists to wrap up victory in the afternoon session.

Sayers claimed three wickets, taking a good catch off his own bowling to remove Josh Davey. He also induced a drive from Richie Berrington that he edged to second slip and gave Moneeb Iqbal a pair by trapping him lbw.

Pattinson took four, taking two top order batsmen, including Matt Machan with a yorker, before cleaning up the tail. He ended up thanking the Scots for being such great hosts, and said he is looking forward to the rest of the tour.

Calum MacLeod top scored for Scotland again, finishing with an unbeaten 30, hitting Nathan Lyon for four boundaries.

Australia A now head off to Ireland for a four-day game, joined by the much-hyped Fawad Ahmed who arrived in Edinburgh today after a long journey from Melbourne via Dubai and London for a net session.

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  • Yes.Valkyries on June 12, 2013, 7:17 GMT

    @AKS286 Spot on!! Khawaja is just killing time & wasting investment of Australia. With an avg of 29 and he is in every important series, doing what blocking positions. If selectors are having faith in Khawaja then try him against Ban or Zim. He also fails against Scotland.Really some fans as you said "SPECIAL" start to end with Khawaja. I think now its time for looking and trying some other better talents like Marsh, Doolan, Cosgrove, Silk, Ferguson, Pomerbach, Klinger, Paine, Hartley, S'oKm, Agar, Zampa, Beer. Still Hodge did't take retirement so its mean he still have the fire desire to play for Aus.

  • AKS286 on June 11, 2013, 9:50 GMT

    Scottish match proves one thing lyon is thrashed everywhere (except Tasmania high school campus) in flat or pace track. lyon's E/R is awesome and tailenders wickets make him paper strong. The next flop which is in Ashes squad is very ordinary, highly overrated, below avg batsman justifies my explanation with his poor performance (khawaja). But some special fans tried their best to convince us that he is the NEXT ONE- THE big one for last Ashes.

  • Front-Foot-Lunge on June 11, 2013, 6:03 GMT

    @electric_loco_WAP4: Someone needs an urgent meeting with reality...:) Check out how Australia got on getting whitewashed last year and thrashed in every Ashes in recent memory. That's just a start. :)

  • electric_loco_WAP4 on June 10, 2013, 14:40 GMT

    Ominous signs already for lowly England with Ashes looming and the manner in which this game was dominated and sealed by Aus A will have English very worried . Patto showing again why he is the most incredible young pace talent in world now and set to take over mantle of no.1 pacer from Steyn by end of Ashes-Part I .Now Aus has the best quick in Ashes in Patto by some distance as well as obviously far superior pace attack than the hosts who frankly have a mediocre medium pace 'attack' . And guess what with Fawad have the better spinner as well this time - Aus been missing such quality previous 2 Ashes .Guess Eng can hope to compete but wont stop Aus in dealing them 5-0 W/Wash bar rain . Aus to win 5/4-0 .

  • SirViv1973 on June 10, 2013, 11:16 GMT

    @Jayzuz, I wouldn't read too much in to Botham's comments they are meant to be tongue in cheek . Glen McGrath's infamous comments on the eve of the 05 have never been forgotten by Eng fans media or ex players & Beefy's comments were just a bit of fun in reference to this. I suspect Beefy, like I, and many other Eng fans expect us to win this series but we all know it will not be a walk over even if Clarke isn't fit. I have said before I think Aus will have their moments in this series but I just think overall Eng will be too strong.

  • Beertjie on June 10, 2013, 10:40 GMT

    No need to worry about Sayers getting a crack in the Ashes, @VivGilchrist on (June 10, 2013, 2:02 GMT). He'll replace Harris soon enough. Starc would have been OK if they left out a spinner, but Faulkner's batting might be just as valuable on a green-top!

  • Jayzuz on June 10, 2013, 10:03 GMT

    Yep, its really just practice', and nothing can be read into it. Genuine quicks like Pattinson will typically rip through low class batting like this. But he is the real deal. His first class and test stats are extremely good, and he's played enough games now so we know its no fluke.

    I hope Ian Botham enjoys watching him skittle a few English wickets this season. Of course, given that Eng recently saved the test series in NZ by one wicket and couldn't win a game, it\s obvious why England will have no trouble beating a considerably more talented Australian team 5-0 in Australia. Welcome to Bothamland. And please check back into the real world when you exit.

  • on June 10, 2013, 7:05 GMT

    Front Foot Lunge. Some would argue Australia's greatest Test triumph in the past decade was beating England 5-0. But, your right, it's only England isn't it... Yes, Scotland is definitely our biggest triumph...

  • Front-Foot-Lunge on June 10, 2013, 6:20 GMT

    This defeat of lowly Scotland is Australia's greatest cricketing triumph in about a decade. Who thought it a good idea tro schedule this match in the first place? It's just given some a distant hope that they may be able to compete this year. But the opposition was Scotland. That's right. Scotland...

  • Mary_786 on June 10, 2013, 4:47 GMT

    Chris P well said, hopefully the likess of Haddin, Khawaja(the guys in the squad) get some quality time in the middle

  • Yes.Valkyries on June 12, 2013, 7:17 GMT

    @AKS286 Spot on!! Khawaja is just killing time & wasting investment of Australia. With an avg of 29 and he is in every important series, doing what blocking positions. If selectors are having faith in Khawaja then try him against Ban or Zim. He also fails against Scotland.Really some fans as you said "SPECIAL" start to end with Khawaja. I think now its time for looking and trying some other better talents like Marsh, Doolan, Cosgrove, Silk, Ferguson, Pomerbach, Klinger, Paine, Hartley, S'oKm, Agar, Zampa, Beer. Still Hodge did't take retirement so its mean he still have the fire desire to play for Aus.

  • AKS286 on June 11, 2013, 9:50 GMT

    Scottish match proves one thing lyon is thrashed everywhere (except Tasmania high school campus) in flat or pace track. lyon's E/R is awesome and tailenders wickets make him paper strong. The next flop which is in Ashes squad is very ordinary, highly overrated, below avg batsman justifies my explanation with his poor performance (khawaja). But some special fans tried their best to convince us that he is the NEXT ONE- THE big one for last Ashes.

  • Front-Foot-Lunge on June 11, 2013, 6:03 GMT

    @electric_loco_WAP4: Someone needs an urgent meeting with reality...:) Check out how Australia got on getting whitewashed last year and thrashed in every Ashes in recent memory. That's just a start. :)

  • electric_loco_WAP4 on June 10, 2013, 14:40 GMT

    Ominous signs already for lowly England with Ashes looming and the manner in which this game was dominated and sealed by Aus A will have English very worried . Patto showing again why he is the most incredible young pace talent in world now and set to take over mantle of no.1 pacer from Steyn by end of Ashes-Part I .Now Aus has the best quick in Ashes in Patto by some distance as well as obviously far superior pace attack than the hosts who frankly have a mediocre medium pace 'attack' . And guess what with Fawad have the better spinner as well this time - Aus been missing such quality previous 2 Ashes .Guess Eng can hope to compete but wont stop Aus in dealing them 5-0 W/Wash bar rain . Aus to win 5/4-0 .

  • SirViv1973 on June 10, 2013, 11:16 GMT

    @Jayzuz, I wouldn't read too much in to Botham's comments they are meant to be tongue in cheek . Glen McGrath's infamous comments on the eve of the 05 have never been forgotten by Eng fans media or ex players & Beefy's comments were just a bit of fun in reference to this. I suspect Beefy, like I, and many other Eng fans expect us to win this series but we all know it will not be a walk over even if Clarke isn't fit. I have said before I think Aus will have their moments in this series but I just think overall Eng will be too strong.

  • Beertjie on June 10, 2013, 10:40 GMT

    No need to worry about Sayers getting a crack in the Ashes, @VivGilchrist on (June 10, 2013, 2:02 GMT). He'll replace Harris soon enough. Starc would have been OK if they left out a spinner, but Faulkner's batting might be just as valuable on a green-top!

  • Jayzuz on June 10, 2013, 10:03 GMT

    Yep, its really just practice', and nothing can be read into it. Genuine quicks like Pattinson will typically rip through low class batting like this. But he is the real deal. His first class and test stats are extremely good, and he's played enough games now so we know its no fluke.

    I hope Ian Botham enjoys watching him skittle a few English wickets this season. Of course, given that Eng recently saved the test series in NZ by one wicket and couldn't win a game, it\s obvious why England will have no trouble beating a considerably more talented Australian team 5-0 in Australia. Welcome to Bothamland. And please check back into the real world when you exit.

  • on June 10, 2013, 7:05 GMT

    Front Foot Lunge. Some would argue Australia's greatest Test triumph in the past decade was beating England 5-0. But, your right, it's only England isn't it... Yes, Scotland is definitely our biggest triumph...

  • Front-Foot-Lunge on June 10, 2013, 6:20 GMT

    This defeat of lowly Scotland is Australia's greatest cricketing triumph in about a decade. Who thought it a good idea tro schedule this match in the first place? It's just given some a distant hope that they may be able to compete this year. But the opposition was Scotland. That's right. Scotland...

  • Mary_786 on June 10, 2013, 4:47 GMT

    Chris P well said, hopefully the likess of Haddin, Khawaja(the guys in the squad) get some quality time in the middle

  • DylanBrah on June 10, 2013, 2:34 GMT

    The only batsmen that was amongst the runs was Haddin, and against Scotland, that is nothing to brag about. The reality is most of the runs were scored by the tail-enders, and Lyon was smacked about by tail-enders @6 an over -- something we are all too familiar with. Steve O'Keefe needs to be in the team - he is a Vettori type player, and there is nothing wrong with that.

  • Batmanian on June 10, 2013, 2:16 GMT

    Thanks re Rogers. I get it - if they're doing county or Trophy, they're not in Aus A... Hope Rogers gets his chance and can seize it. Cowan is not really Test standard; every game he is picked for is a game the selectors are already thinking about drawing.

  • VivGilchrist on June 10, 2013, 2:02 GMT

    If Sayers could replace Starc in the Ashes squad, I think we would have our best attack. Starc is loose, bowls to many "4" balls, and releases pressure. Sure he does occasionally bowl that unplayable spell, but at what cost?. Sayers helps it tight, swings it and gets a lot of defies and LBWs, his bowling is perfect for the UK.

  • Mitty2 on June 10, 2013, 1:54 GMT

    @rednwhitearmy, no it's because his one day record and ability is far inferior to his test and FC record/ability.

    Why are people complaining about Lyon? He took 4/83 compared to Agar's 2/29 when both Agar's wickets were against tailenders?

    Same goes for siddle, when he's got Sayers and pattinson already taking the wickets is he expected to take as more than them? He got 2/32 and was economical...

  • Bird_bird_bird on June 10, 2013, 1:48 GMT

    Good from Sayers, who is one of our most promising seamers after Bird. No need to mention pattinson who is an already established gun. Sayers took 40-50 wickets on a batting paradise at Adelaide at an incredible average, so here's to hoping that he absolutely dominates a line up so he can get into the selectors' eyes... Although sharing an attack with pattinson and sidle against a very mediocre batting line up it's going to be hard to take all the wickets yourself.

  • Edwards_Anderson on June 9, 2013, 23:44 GMT

    Good to see Haddin and Khawaja among the run scorers, batting on day 1 was difficult and these 2 came through. Pattinson continues to show his class. These warm up games are key for us.

  • Moppa on June 9, 2013, 22:40 GMT

    @Batmania, 763 runs @76.3 for Middlesex, including two 150+ scores. Incidentally Cowan has 450 odd runs at 45 in county cricket, but has also been busy confirming his complete inability to convert starts into hundreds (4 50s, no 100s). I agree with you that the key thing for the bowling is getting a few overs under the belt with no injuries. @KeithMillersHair, not worried about Siddle, 12 overs for 2 wickets, and he'll probably play against Ireland to get more overs under his belt. Whereas Pattinson will probably be rested for Ireland.

  • on June 9, 2013, 22:15 GMT

    @Batmanian - Rogers is one of the top scorers in English County cricket this season, got a big century just last week too.

  • RednWhiteArmy on June 9, 2013, 22:14 GMT

    Pattinson is so injury prone they were'nt even willing to risk him in the CT.

  • Chris_P on June 9, 2013, 22:14 GMT

    The bowling was never going to be the problem, but all is on track. Khawaja aside, none of the batsmen are in the Ashes squad. Khawaja needs time in the middle, hopefully he plays all the lead-up games.

  • Batmanian on June 9, 2013, 19:51 GMT

    It's Scotland... don't take the wicket-taking or otherwise too seriously. Be thankful there's no injuries (hoping Pattinson's out of the woods... Cummins next...). But do be very worried about the batting. I don't know if Haddin's (or Siddle's) ton means much, but neither Khawaja nor Smith did well enough. Does anyone know what Rogers is up to?

  • Batmanian on June 9, 2013, 19:46 GMT

    It's Scotland... don't take the wicket-taking or otherwise too seriously. Be thankful there's no injuries (hoping Pattinson's out of the woods... Cummins next...). But do be very worried about the batting. I don't know if Haddin's (or Siddle's) ton means much, but neither Khawaja nor Smith did well enough. Does anyone know what Rogers is up to?

  • KeithMillersHair on June 9, 2013, 19:34 GMT

    Patinson and Hadd's forn looking very reassuring, Lyon's not so much. Siddle didn't do much with the ball but he barely bowled given how quickly Scotland got out. By and large a mixed bag for the A opener, with Ashes member doing pretty well and the rest not doing a whole lot. I like Lyon more than most, but if Agar manage to keep outbowling him he will be in trouble, particularly with Ahmed being parachuted in.

  • PrasPunter on June 9, 2013, 18:49 GMT

    @RandyOZ, mate, agree with you on Warner - if at all there is someone who is the least deserving, in my opinion, for an Ashes spot , it must be him. Hardly scores in tests, ODIs and what not. After his recent tweets, he has lost my respect as well . Wondering what makes him such an arrogant guy, inspite of doing absolutely nothing off-late. Wish the think-tank moves on from him. The silver-lining is that we would have a different batting line-up come July 10 - Hope Cowan, Rogers, Clarke and Haddin boost the batting stocks. Not much worried about bowling though - strong and robust.

  • gsingh7 on June 9, 2013, 17:35 GMT

    pattinson is better than all bowlers who will be playing in ashes. his form will decide the final score of series.

  • on June 9, 2013, 16:36 GMT

    replace this guy with strac in ct'13.i love his bowling a lot..love from india

  • RandyOZ on June 9, 2013, 16:32 GMT

    Pattinson is looking great. I am a bit worried about Siddle not taking many wickets, but I suppose he isn't having to bowl much. His batting is looking more than useful though so he deserves his spot, unlike others (eg: Warner).

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  • RandyOZ on June 9, 2013, 16:32 GMT

    Pattinson is looking great. I am a bit worried about Siddle not taking many wickets, but I suppose he isn't having to bowl much. His batting is looking more than useful though so he deserves his spot, unlike others (eg: Warner).

  • on June 9, 2013, 16:36 GMT

    replace this guy with strac in ct'13.i love his bowling a lot..love from india

  • gsingh7 on June 9, 2013, 17:35 GMT

    pattinson is better than all bowlers who will be playing in ashes. his form will decide the final score of series.

  • PrasPunter on June 9, 2013, 18:49 GMT

    @RandyOZ, mate, agree with you on Warner - if at all there is someone who is the least deserving, in my opinion, for an Ashes spot , it must be him. Hardly scores in tests, ODIs and what not. After his recent tweets, he has lost my respect as well . Wondering what makes him such an arrogant guy, inspite of doing absolutely nothing off-late. Wish the think-tank moves on from him. The silver-lining is that we would have a different batting line-up come July 10 - Hope Cowan, Rogers, Clarke and Haddin boost the batting stocks. Not much worried about bowling though - strong and robust.

  • KeithMillersHair on June 9, 2013, 19:34 GMT

    Patinson and Hadd's forn looking very reassuring, Lyon's not so much. Siddle didn't do much with the ball but he barely bowled given how quickly Scotland got out. By and large a mixed bag for the A opener, with Ashes member doing pretty well and the rest not doing a whole lot. I like Lyon more than most, but if Agar manage to keep outbowling him he will be in trouble, particularly with Ahmed being parachuted in.

  • Batmanian on June 9, 2013, 19:46 GMT

    It's Scotland... don't take the wicket-taking or otherwise too seriously. Be thankful there's no injuries (hoping Pattinson's out of the woods... Cummins next...). But do be very worried about the batting. I don't know if Haddin's (or Siddle's) ton means much, but neither Khawaja nor Smith did well enough. Does anyone know what Rogers is up to?

  • Batmanian on June 9, 2013, 19:51 GMT

    It's Scotland... don't take the wicket-taking or otherwise too seriously. Be thankful there's no injuries (hoping Pattinson's out of the woods... Cummins next...). But do be very worried about the batting. I don't know if Haddin's (or Siddle's) ton means much, but neither Khawaja nor Smith did well enough. Does anyone know what Rogers is up to?

  • Chris_P on June 9, 2013, 22:14 GMT

    The bowling was never going to be the problem, but all is on track. Khawaja aside, none of the batsmen are in the Ashes squad. Khawaja needs time in the middle, hopefully he plays all the lead-up games.

  • RednWhiteArmy on June 9, 2013, 22:14 GMT

    Pattinson is so injury prone they were'nt even willing to risk him in the CT.

  • on June 9, 2013, 22:15 GMT

    @Batmanian - Rogers is one of the top scorers in English County cricket this season, got a big century just last week too.