• BATSMEN
    R
    M
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    14.2 Johnson goes around the wicket, cramping Denly for room, and he gets a thin edge while coming forward onto the front foot. Great comeback by Johnson after being hit for four 62/2
    4.5 outside off, he goes for a flashing drive, the ball flies to Ponting's right at second slip who takes a sharp chance 29/1
    27.5 and Bell departs! Hauritz finally has a wicket, bowling a straight line and that's a superb catch by Katich at short-leg, diving to his right and Bell is gutted 105/3
    28
    70
    57
    4
    0
    49.12
    32.3 what a ball! A late reverse-swinging delivery at 92mph plucks out Solanki's middle stump, his feet shuffling to leg to avoid being crushed. Fantastic delivery 115/4
    not out
    28
    71
    72
    3
    1
    38.88
    not out
    18
    51
    35
    2
    0
    51.42
    Extras
    16 (b 4, lb 11, nb 1)
    TOTAL
    162/4 (47.2 Overs)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    MG Johnson9.024825.3301
    B Lee8.013814.7500
    SR Clark8.021101.3700
    MJ North5.001703.4000
    NM Hauritz12.242211.7800
    SM Katich5.001102.2000
    Fall of wickets:1-29 (SC Moore, 4.5 ov), 2-62 (JL Denly, 14.2 ov), 3-105 (IR Bell, 27.5 ov), 4-115 (VS Solanki, 32.3 ov)

Close of Play

  • Wed, 1 Jul - day 1 - Australians 1st innings 337/8 (MEK Hussey 143*, NM Hauritz 7*, 90 ov)
  • Thu, 2 Jul - day 2 - England Lions 1st innings 302/6 (AU Rashid 36*, TT Bresnan 0*, 81 ov)
  • Fri, 3 Jul - day 3 - Australians 2nd innings 276/4 (MJ North 106*, MEK Hussey 11*, 73 ov)
  • Sat, 4 Jul - day 4 - England Lions 2nd innings 162/4 (47.2 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

  • The most memorable warm-up game

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