Close of Play

  • Fri, 05 Nov - day 1 - England 1st innings 10/1 (AJ Strauss 5*, JM Anderson 0*, 6 ov)
  • Sat, 06 Nov - day 2 - Western Australia 2nd innings 109/1 (WM Robinson 46*, MR Swart 16*, 34 ov)
  • Sun, 07 Nov - day 3 - England 2nd innings 243/4 (47.4 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

  • Strauss credits bowlers in warm-up win

    Andrew Strauss's first senior hundred in Australia ensured that England began their Ashes campaign with a win against Western Australia, but he chose to focus on the achievements of his bowlers

  • Strauss ton seals England win

    England surged to a six-wicket win on the third afternoon of their tour match against Western Australia at Perth, captain Andrew Strauss's unbeaten 120 guiding their fourth-innings pursuit of 243

  • Pietersen feeling 'on fire' in Australia

    Kevin Pietersen was in bullish mood after launching his Ashes tour with a confident 58 against Western Australia and feels "on fire" after his short stint in South Africa ahead of travelling to Australia.

  • Pietersen and Broad rescue England

    Kevin Pietersen struck a timely half-century but the rest of England's top order struggled against Western Australia in Perth

  • Anderson confident after return from rib injury

    James Anderson showed no discomfort and said he felt "really good" after delivering 22 overs and picking up the wicket of Luke Pomersbach on the first day of England's tour match

England XI 4th innings Partnerships

1st11AJ StraussAN Cook
2nd65AJ StraussIJL Trott
3rd66AJ StraussKP Pietersen
4th54PD CollingwoodAJ Strauss
5th47AJ StraussIR Bell