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Australia A win by 113 runs

Australia A vs England Lions

England Lions outclassed by Australia A in Hobart

Alister McDermott (left) is congratulated by Josh Hazelwood

James Taylor: His unbeaten 78 was all in vain

England Lions slumped to a disappointing 113-run defeat to Australia A in the third match of their unofficial ODI series.

Only James Taylor emerged from the clash in Hobart with any credit, with the skipper hitting an unbeaten 78 in a losing cause.

Gary Balance (26) and Toby Roland-Jones (15) were the only other members of the Lions line-up to reach double figures as the tourists were rolled over for 143.

Alister McDermott (3-32) was the pick of the Australia attack, while Josh Hazlewood and Cameron Boyce claimed two wickets apiece.


Earlier, Australia had been able to score runs at a decent pace as they posted 256-6 from their 50 overs.

Aaron Finch set the tone with 57 at the top of the order, while Callum Ferguson top-scored with 65 from 64 balls.

Ben Rohrer also weighed in with 43 and Tim Paine plundered 38 off 33 balls late on.

Simon Kerrigan took 2-27 for the Lions, however Stuart Meaker suffered as he finished with 1-70 off his 10 overs.

Match Details

21st Feb 2013
England Lions won the toss and elected to bowl.
Bellerive Oval, Hobart
J D Ward and P Wilson

england lions BATTING CARD

Batsman R
Chopra c Hazlewood b Sandhu 4
Hales c C.J. Boyce b Hastings 7
Taylor not out 78
Ballance c Hazlewood b Finch 26
B.T. Foakes lbw b A.C. McDermott 0
Vince b A.C. McDermott 4
Clarke c P.S.P. Handscomb b A.C. McDermott 0
Overton c Ferguson b C.J. Boyce 1
Meaker lbw b C.J. Boyce 0
Roland-Jones b Hazlewood 15
Kerrigan b Hazlewood 1
Extras 1nb, 4w, 2lb 7
Total All Out, 37.0 Overs 143
Full Batting Card

australia a BOWLING CARD

Bowler O M R W
Hazlewood 6 0 23 2
Sandhu 5 0 16 1
Hastings 5 0 13 1
Finch 7 0 30 1
C.J. Boyce 7 1 27 2
A.C. McDermott 7 0 32 3
Full Bowling Card