Close of Play

  • Fri, 16 Aug - day 1 - England Lions 1st innings 269/7 (KHD Barker 9*, LE Plunkett 5*, 77 ov)
  • Sat, 17 Aug - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 227/6 (68 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

  • Watson hopeful for Oval bowling role

    Shane Watson hopes to bowl in the nets on Monday as he aims to prove his fitness for an all-round role in the final Investec Ashes Test at The Oval, which starts on Wednesday

  • Hughes shades low quality face off with Khawaja

    A number of Australia's batsmen made starts against England Lions but gave their innings a way, while Usman Khawaja could not even make double figures

  • Ballance enhances international credentials

    Gary Ballance enhanced his international credentials with a stylish century against the Australians on a rain-affected first day in Northampton, where Nathan Lyon was the pick of a weakened attack.

  • Watson to lead Australians in tour game

    Shane Watson will lead the Australian XI in their two-day tour match against the England Lions in Northampton, with the captain Michael Clarke and vice-captain Brad Haddin both resting from the fixture

Australians 2nd innings Partnerships

1st52EJM CowanDA Warner
2nd6EJM CowanPJ Hughes
3rd59SR WatsonPJ Hughes
4th27SPD SmithPJ Hughes
5th12UT KhawajaPJ Hughes
6th4MS WadePJ Hughes
7th67MS WadeJP Faulkner