Joe Root has continued to prove that a move down the order will not affect his batting after scoring 75 against the Cricket Australia Invitational XI in Sydney.
Root, who began his Test career in the middle-order before a temporary move to opener in the summer, followed up his 58 not out against Australia A with another half-century at the SCG as England were dismissed for 418 on day three of their final Ashes warm-up match.
Despite needing treatment for a blow to his right hand, Root and his Yorkshire team-mate Jonny Bairstow shared a stand of 106 for the sixth wicket as England moved into a 114-run lead - Bairstow finally removed for 48 as Peter Nevill held on after Chris Tremain found some extra bounce.
Broad added 16 before he was caught at extra cover by Ryan Carters off Nic Bills, with the same bowler removing Root with a swinging delivery that smacked into off-stump.
Steven Finn lasted just seven balls, edging James Muirhead (4-115) to Aaron Finch at first slip for a duck before the innings was brought to an end when Graeme Swann's (11) swipe at the spinner found Ed Cowan, giving England's bowling Test hopefuls another chance to impress.
But the CA side - through Finch and Cowan - went on the attack with a flurry of boundaries, Finch's half-century coming off just 43 balls with 10 boundaries as Finn and Boyd Rankin toiled.
Finch (57) tried one big shot too many when he skied a delivery from Swann (1-41) to Michael Carberry at point, prompting Broad (1-31) to return to the attack and account for Cowan (42) via an uprooted off-stump.
Finn would have had a welcome wicket but Jonathan Trott was unable to hold on to a tough chance at slip off Kurtis Patterson.
He was finally rewarded for his efforts, though, with a great ball crashing in to Callum Ferguson's stumps.
Finn (1-53), who had conceded 30 runs off his first five overs, then saw a good shout for leg before against Ben Rohrer turned down.
Rohrer responded with a couple of crashing fours but indecision while attempting to pull out a hook shot proved to be his downfall, with Bairstow taking the catch off Rankin (1-23).
The momentum was with England, but Ryan Carters and Patterson were spared by bad light, with the CA side reaching stumps at 153-4 for a lead of 39.
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