Yahoo – Singapore – Australia XI’s Jason Sangha avoids a bouncer from England’s pace bowler Chris Woakes on the fourth and final day of a four-day Ashes tour match

Novices Jason Sangha and Matt Short scored their maiden first-class centuries for a Cricket Australia XI to frustrate England on the last day of their final Ashes warm-up game on Saturday.

Summary

  • Australia XI’s Jason Sangha avoids a bouncer from England’s pace bowler Chris Woakes on the fourth and final day of a four-day Ashes tour matchNovices Jason Sangha and Matt Short scored their maiden first-class centuries for a Cricket Australia XI to frustrate England on the last day of their final Ashes warm-up game on Saturday.
  • Eighteen-year old Sangha and team skipper Short — with only seven first-class matches between them — shared in a 263-run fourth-wicket stand to draw the four-day game ahead of next week’s first Brisbane Test.
  • Sangha hit 133 off 226 balls with 13 fours and a six, while Short remained unbeaten on 134 off 264 balls when the game was called off late on the final day in Townsville.
  • The CA XI ended the third day on 121 for three, trailing England by 144 and short of a batsman because of an injury to Nick Larkin.
  • But Sangha and Short made the most of the benign conditions to ensure England spent the fourth day toiling in the tropical heat.


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