Close of Play

  • Fri, 10 Dec - day 1 - England 1st innings 50/1 (AJ Strauss 17*, IR Bell 6*, 14 ov)
  • Sat, 11 Dec - day 2 - Victoria 2nd innings 278/6 (CJ McKay 58*, JM Herrick 40*, 60 ov)
  • Sun, 12 Dec - day 3 - England 2nd innings 211/6 (54 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

  • Prior finds touch as England eye unbeaten tour

    There hasn't been much wrong with Matt Prior's batting on this tour, it's just that his best work hasn't been required yet

  • Prior century earns England draw

    Matt Prior brought up his first century of the tour and enjoyed some valuable time in the middle, but England's tour match fizzled out to a drizzly draw

  • Collingwood shines on dreary day

    Paul Collingwood enlivened an insufferably dull day of cricket withthree wickets in five overs

  • Centurion Hill pleased for former team-mate Beer

    He required four lifelines, but Victoria's rookie opener Michael Hill nevertheless achieved a feat that none of his country's Test squad could manage in Adelaide last week, and scored a century against the English tourists

  • Hill hundred dominates opening day

    Victoria's batsmen rode their luck to make steady but unspectacular progress on the first morning of their three-day warm-up against England at the MCG, as they inched along to 1 for 58 at lunch on a sluggish drop-in wicket

England XI 4th innings Partnerships

1st15AN CookSM Davies
2nd21PD CollingwoodSM Davies
3rd0MJ PriorSM Davies
4th19MJ PriorEJG Morgan
5th45MJ PriorTT Bresnan
6th49IR BellMJ Prior
7th62AJ StraussMJ Prior