Batsmen Prosper, England Struggle In Perth
Western Australia Chairman's XI 369-4 v
Tour game, WACA, Perth, day one
The opening day of England's 2013-14 Ashes tour of Australia saw a Western Australia Chairman's XI rack up 369 for four as bat dominated ball at the WACA.
The top four Australian batsmen all scored half-centuries with Chris Lynn going on make 104 as England's pace attack, in particular, found the going tough.
James Anderson, Boyd Rankin, Ben Stokes and Joe Root picked up a wicket apiece.
WA openers Luke Towers (77) and Marcus Harris (69) put on 115 together for the opening wicket in the morning session before Anderson had Harris caught by Ian Bell.
Towers fell shortly before tea having added 110 with Lynn for the second wicket when Root had him caught behind by captain and wicket-keeper Matthew Prior.
Lynn fairly raced to 104 in 124 balls before falling to Rankin and Mitchell Marsh blasted 58 in 59 balls, his belligerent effort ended when Stokes had him caught behind as well.
James Allenby was unbeaten on 34 and Ashton Turner had 17 when stumps were drawn.
Anderson returned one for 31, Rankin one for 87, Root one for 32 and Stokes one for 56 while Chris Tremlett and Steven Finn went wicketless in 17 and 18 overs respectively.
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