Runs Continue To Flow In Perth

Jonathan Trott
Jonathan Trott was one of three England batsmen to register half-centuries on day two
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Like the Western Australia Chairman's XI, when England took their turn to bat at the WACA in Perth, their batsmen prospered with three of them scoring half-centuries on day two of their three-day tour game.

After the home side declared on 451 for five, England replied with 270 for two as Michael Carberry, Jonathan Trott and Ian Bell all passed 50.

Steven Finn took the only Western Australia wicket to fall while Joe Root made 36 in 60 balls as the match appears to be heading for a high-scoring draw.

The Western Australia team resumed the day on the imposing position of 369 for four and batted on with the result that their top six batsmen all scored half-centuries, Chris Lynn having gone on to make 104 on the opening day.

James Allenby was dismissed by Finn for 53 in 98 balls, Ashton Turner was unbeaten on 62 in 95 and wicket-keeper Tom Triffitt was not out on 18.

James Anderson ended with one for 55, Boyd Rankin one for 92, Finn one for 123, Root one for 23, Ben Stokes one for 56 and Chris Tremlett was wicketless.

England then made swift progress with the bat, Carberry and Root forging a century partnership inside 19 overs before Root fell to Allenby.

Carberry struck 78 in 100 balls with 12 fours to make the best use of his oppotunity to bat at the top of the order with Alastair Cook absent with a sore back.

He was caught by Allenby off Ashton Turner which gave Warwickshrie pair Trott (64 not out) and Bell (77 not out) time at the crease which they used to good effect, the former hitting eight fours and the latter 11.

© Cricket World 2013

Fixtures & Results

21st-25th November: 1st Test, Gabba, Brisbane
AUS 295 & 401-7d. beat ENG 136 & 179 by 381 runs
5th-9th December: 2nd Test, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
AUS 570-9d & 132-3d beat ENG 172 & 312 by 218 runs
13th-17th December: 3rd Test, WACA, Perth
AUS 385 & 369-8 d. beat ENG 251 & 353 by 150 runs
26th-30th December: 4th Test, MCG, Melbourne
AUS 204 & 231-2 beat ENG 255 & 179 by 8 wickets
3rd-7th January: 5th Test, SCG, Sydney
AUS 326 & 274 beat ENG 155 & 166 by 281 runs