Despite encouraging signs, England surely cannot be happy with the level of opposition they have faced in the run-up to next week’s first Test.
This version of the CA XI is even weaker than the one they beat in Adelaide, with former Australia wicketkeeper Tim Paine, captain in that previous match, released to play for Tasmania this week.
But a last-wicket stand of 19 frustrated England again at the end of the day.
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Thankfully there was good news from the medics this time, Bairstow back on the field within the hour after being diagnosed with just a bruised middle finger on his left hand.
Moeen’s first action of the tour proved uneventful, the all-rounder failing to take a wicket from 16 overs of admittedly tight off-spin.
Jake Carder followed in Woakes’ next over, edging behind on 39 as the CA XI went into lunch on 82 for two.
Chris Woakes again starred with the ball to help England take charge on the opening day of this final Ashes warm-up match against a Cricket Australia XI.Each year we re-invest significant funds into site security and functionality, all to give our valued members the best senior dating experience in Australia.Adelaide, Albany, Albury, Alice Springs, Australian Capital Territory, Ballarat, Bathurst, Bendigo, Brisbane, Bunbury, Bundaberg, Cairns, Canberra, Central Coast, Coffs Harbour, Darwin, Dubbo, Geelong, Geraldton, Gladstone, Gold Coast, Hervey Bay, Hobart, Kalgoorlie, Launceston, Lismore, Mackay, Maitland, Mandurah, Melbourne, Melton, Mildura, Mount Gambier, Newcastle, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Nowra, Orange, Perth, Port Macquarie, Queensland, Richmond, Rockhampton, Rockingham, Shepparton, South Australia, Sunbury, Sunshine Coast, Sydney, Tamworth, Tasmania, Toowoomba, Townsville, Victoria, Wagga Wagga, Warrnambool, Western Australia, Wollongong.The Warwickshire seamer had taken six wickets against the same opposition with the pink ball during last week’s day-night match in Adelaide – including a second-innings spell of four for 12 as Joe Root’s team wrapped up a 192-run victory.And Woakes was at it again here in front of a boisterous home crowd here in Townsville, this time proving even more dangerous with the red Kookaburra, claiming six for 54 as England reduced their opponents to 249 for nine by the close.