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

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
  • 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

  • Collingwood shines on dreary day

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

  • 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

  • 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