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

Pattinson in good shape for Ashes

Callum Stewart at The Grange

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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  • Anupam 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.

  • Anupam 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.

  • j 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. :)

  • sam 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 .

  • Dean 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.

  • Mashuq 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!

  • David 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.

  • Dummy4 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...

  • j 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...

  • Mariam 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

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