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England Lions tour game peters out into high-scoring draw

Sam Northeast makes unbeaten 46 after Jack Edwards' 190 for Cricket Australia XI

Sam Northeast bats for Hampshire, Surrey v Hampshire, Specsavers Championship Division One, Kia Oval, April 23, 2018

Sam Northeast bats for Hampshire  •  Getty Images

England Lions 613 for 8 declared (Sibley 103, Jennings 141, Lawrence 190, Bracey 58, Doggett 4-60) and 116 for 3 (Northeast 46*) drew with Cricket Australia XI 546 all out (Sangha 72, Lehmann 150, Edwards 192, Overton 3-100, Lawrence 3-94)
Sam Northeast made an unbeaten 46 as England Lions' tour game against a Cricket Australia XI petered out into a high-scoring draw in Hobart.
With Jack Edwards resuming on 142, the hosts added 77 runs in 23.2 overs on the final morning, with part-time spinners Dom Sibley and Dan Lawrence wrapping things up by dismissing Mitchell Perry for 28 and, eventually, Edwards for 190.
The Lions then made 116 for 3 in a low-key third innings, with Zak Crawley, Dom Sibley and Keaton Jennings the men dismissed. Northeast scored quickly, stroking seven boundaries in his 57-ball innings, before the captains shook hands mid-afternoon.
Lewis Gregory and Richard Gleeson, who were absent through injury yesterday, remained unavailable on the final day. The Lions' next game is a four-day, first-class game against a strong Australia A side under the MCG floodlights.
"There were a lot of positives to come out of the match in all phases of the game. It was tough for the bowlers on the pitch, but our bowlers stuck to their task during the last couple of days, especially with a couple of injuries," said Richard Dawson, the Lions coach.
"The batting was an obvious highlight and it was pleasing to see three centurions in the first innings, with Dan Lawrence's ability to push on on day two really putting us in a good position.
"We'll face another tough match at the MCG against Australia A later this week, but it's a great opportunity for the lads to experience a different challenge playing under lights. Our preparation over the past two weeks has been very good and we will be continuing this leading into the game."