Seamers set up 192 run win for England

Ashes Series: George Garton to join England squad after Jake Ball suffers ankle strain

England must win them all to regain the Ashes. The CA XI resumed at 70/7 but lost their last three wickets in 30 minutes.

They still had too much ammunition with the ball against callow opponents, and had opener Mark Stoneman to thank for back-to-back half-centuries, which were supported by 50s from Dawid Malan, Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow.

There was surprise among pundits that Knight agreed to the early close given she was only 21 runs away from her century, and she knows how rarely opportunities come to play Test cricket for the women's teams. "We have games like that, where we lose wickets like that, and it is a concern", Bayliss was quoted as saying by espnCricinfo on Sunday.

"It's not for want of trying".

"The batsmen realise they have got to do better and they are working hard to do that", he added.

Bayliss also seemed satisfied with the look of his current squad, especially after a series of injuries rocked his side.


"Mo's fine", said coach Trevor Bayliss. "Sixties aren't enough. We need 160s".

"Our more inexperienced batters have actually spent some time in the middle". Unfortunately, with only four days in the match the pitch needed to have something in it for the bowlers to generate an outright result, and in this area the players and spectators were let down.

"I'd like to think so but I've still got a bit of work to do", Overton told reporters.

"It's a concern for any individual batter, I suppose, at different times through their career, but with Cook having played nearly 150 Tests, I'm sure he's been through this before".

Ball limped out of England's second tour match, a 192-run win over a Cricket Australia XI in Adelaide completed on Saturday, with ankle ligament damage, prompting selectors to summon Sussex youngster George Garton from the Lions squad as cover.

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