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 - Australians 1st innings 227/6 (68 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

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
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