Cricket

Spinners have their say during England Ashes warm-up draw

Panesar and Swann at Alice Springs (©GettyImages)
Panesar and Swann at Alice Springs (©GettyImages).

England’s pair of Graeme Swann and Monty Panesar caused serious problems to the Chairman’s 11 batsmen as the duo shared a total of 7 wickets with Swann taking 4-56 and Panesar with figures of 3-41.

This actually has confused Flower about whom to take now for the second test at Adelaide which starts in 5 days, the reason being gleaming performances by Stokes, Balance and Bairstow.

However, the English coach won’t feel confused when it comes to the selection of a seamer
as Finn and Rankin were outstandingly poor. Neither one of the two got a wicket until the 85th over.

CA Chairman 11 openers Cazzulino and Harris first gave a good start as they extended their partnership from 16 overnight to 78 as both fell short of fifties.

Harris who took Finn on by hitting 3 fours off him in an over couldn't control his hunger for runs as the lad got out to Swann in his first over trying to hit him.

Afterwards, Swann dismissed both Hill and Keath before lunch taking his wicket tally to three.

Then, Panesar was finally introduced into the spell and immediately he bowled Cazzulino for 48 and soon afterwards, Robins was stumped and in the process, Swann got the teenager Doran who was caught at bat and pad.

Frustration then began for the Brits as Turner and Lalor started to play their shots and added a
quick 64 to the scoreboard before Monty finally had him when he was caught at mid-on.

Muirhead then took guard and scored a bright and breezy 29 before Rankin cleaned him up and the declaration came at 254-8.

With one hour to go for the day to end, England moved well as they scored 47-1 in 16 overs with Joe Root being the dismissed batsman and Carberry remaining unbeaten on 37. Balance for his 55 was named man of the match.

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England cricket
Graeme Swann
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Monty Panesar

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