Saturday 13 November 2010 

Cook And Strauss Score Centuries In Adelaide

Cook And Strauss Score Centuries In Adelaide
Cook And Strauss Score Centuries In Adelaide
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England XI 288-8 dec. & 240-1 dec. (Cook 111no, Strauss 102) drew with
South Australia 221 (Blizzard 49, Swann 4-68) & 48-2
Tour game, Adelaide, day three

England openers Andrew Strauss and Alastair Cook both scored centuries before the tour game against South Australia in Adelaide was drawn.

After a less than convincing first innings of 288 for eight declared, England hit back to dismiss South Australia for 221 as they dominated the second day and they continued to boss proceedings on the last day.

Strauss hit 102 and Cook an unbeaten 111 before they declared their second innings on 240 for one and the game ended with South Australia on 48 for two in their second innings.

The opening pair put on 181 for the first wicket with Strauss hitting 13 fours and four sixes in 121 balls and Cook 18 fours and a six in 162 deliveries.

Strauss fell when he was bowled by Aaron O'Brien and Jonathan Trott was unbeaten on 20.

James Anderson then dismissed Jamie Smith (9) and Michael Klinger (8) as South Australia made a shaky start to their second innings before rain ended the match prematurely.

England next take on Australia in Hobart from 17th November.

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