Wednesday 17 November 2010 

England's Reserve Bowlers Impress Against Australia A

England's Reserve Bowlers Impress Against Australia A
England's Reserve Bowlers Impress Against Australia A
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England's Reserve Bowlers Impress Against Australia A
England's Reserve Bowlers Impress Against Australia A
© Action Images / Jason O'Brien Livepic
 

Australia A 230 (O'Keeffe 66, Smith 59, Tremlett 4-54) v
England XI 22-1 (Cameron 1-14)
Tour game, Hobart

England continued to impress on their tour of Australia as their previously untried bowlers dismissed Australia A for 230 on day one of their tour match in Hobart.

The gloss was slightly taken off England's performance when they lost Andrew Strauss for ten to close the day on 22 for one with Alastair Cook unbeaten on ten and nightwatchman Monty Panesar on two.

England made good their decision to bowl first having won the toss and were soon among the wickets as Tremlett had Phil Hughes caught by Strauss for two, Ajmal Shahzad had Usman Khawaja caught behind for 13 and Bresnan having Callum Ferguson caught in similar fashion for seven.

And Australia A were struggling at 66 for five when Ed Cowan was caught by Panesar off Bresnan and captain Cameron White was bowled by Tremlett for five.

Tim Paine (27), Steven Smith (59) and Stephen O'Keeffe (66) then led a fightback but Tremlett struck again to dismiss Paine and O'Keeffe as he returned figures of four for 54.

Shahzad then picked up the wicket of Clint McKay and Paul Collingwood finished the innings off when he had Mark Cameron caught by Prior.

Only Panesar went wicketless, bowling 20 overs for 48 runs as Shahzad returned three for 57 and Bresnan two for 65.

Strauss was out when he was caught by O'Keeffe off Cameron.

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