Sport England cop pre-Ashes punishment in Perth

10:37  05 november  2017
10:37  05 november  2017 Source:   MSN

England’s mind games to get Stokes to the Ashes

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Stuart Broad and the England bowlers copped some punishment . Photo: AAP. But their frontline pace attack could barely make a dent during Sunday's morning session against what is effectively a third-string WA side.

Stuart Broad and the England bowlers copped some punishment . Photo: AAP. But their frontline pace attack could barely make a dent during Sunday's morning session against what is effectively a third-string WA side.

Stuart Broad of England appeals during the England Men's tour of Australia cricket match.© AAP Image/Richard Wainwright Stuart Broad of England appeals during the England Men's tour of Australia cricket match. England's bowling attack have copped a pre-Ashes wake-up call after struggling against a youthful WA XI outfit in the two-day tour match at the WACA Ground.

England posted a respectable 6(dec)-349 with the bat on Saturday.

But their frontline pace attack struggled to make a dent against what is effectively a third-string WA side on Sunday.

WA opener Josh Philippe feasted on the way to 88 off 92 balls, with the little-known 20-year-old cracking 16 boundaries.

His innings was eventually brought undone when he was stumped of the bowling of spinner Mason Crane.

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At tea on day two, the WA XI were 4-208, with Clint Hinchliffe on 19, and Tim David on 21.

At one stage, the home side was 1-125 as Philippe went on a rampage.

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  Bayliss writes off Stokes for Ashes participation Trevor Bayliss has written off any chance of Ben Stokes joining England's squad for the upcoming Ashes series in Australia. England arrived Down Under earlier this week without their star all-rounder, whom the England and Wales Cricket Board announced would not be considered for selection for the time being.Stokes is under investigation by police after being arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm on a night out in Bristol in September.

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Stuart Broad copped some early punishment and entered the tea break with unflattering figures of 0-48 off eight overs.

James Anderson (2-27) saved England's blushes with the wickets of Will Bosisto (26) and Nick Hobson (19) in quick succession during the middle session.

It was a far better story for England on Saturday, with Mark Stoneman (85), James Vince (82), Dawid Malan (retired on 56), and Gary Ballance (retired on 51) producing good knocks.

Opener Alastair Cook was out for a second-ball duck, while captain Joe Root made just nine.

But England were happy with the day given a host of their fringe batsmen made some confidence-boosting runs.

The average age of the WA XI is just 22, with only two players boasting Shield experience.

England's Moeen fit to return ahead of Ashes opener .
England all-rounder Moeen Ali is ready to play his first Australian tour match in Townsville after recovering from a side strain. The 30-year-old missed England's opening two games in Perth and Adelaide but is available for the final warm-up game against a Cricket Australia XI starting on Wednesday."I am good. It's just a slight strain on my side from throwing," Moeen told reporters on Monday."It was a bit frustrating but also not a bad thing, you get a lot more work done.

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