Matthew Wade spoke after Australia’s first practice match of the tour in Southampton
Matthew Wade believes Australia’s first practice match of the tour in Southampton was a success - the first game the side has played since March.
The T20 practice match came to an early end in Southampton due to rain with the Cummins XI 0/60 from 5.5 overs in response to the Finch XI’s 150 when rain stopped play.
Wade, opening the batting, was unbeaten on 36 from 18 balls, when the heavens opened but firmly believes the 25.5 overs of play was a great first hit-out.
Captain Aaron Finch and David Warner started strongly for the Finch XI with 75 runs from 9.2 overs. Pat Cummins featured with 2-26 and a spectacular run out of Andrew Tye.
The Cummins XI bowlers shared the load with Kane Richardson grabbing 2-26 and Adam Zampa 2-18. Sean Abbott, Marcus Stoinis and Ashton Agar took one wicket each.
Australia plays two T20 practice matches on Sunday the weather expected to improve over the next week.