England Lions' two-day match against the Australians ended in a tame draw at Wantage Road.
Durham all-rounder Ben Stokes took 2-27 as the tourists reached 227-6 chasing 270 in their warm-up ahead of the Oval Test next week, captain Shane Watson top-scoring with a brisk 45 off just 44 balls.
The seventh-wicket pair of wicketkeeper Matthew Wade and James Faulkner, with an unbeaten 38 and 29 respectively, had added 67 between them before bad light brought an early end to the game.
The England Lions began the day on 269-7 with Keith Barker due to resume on nine and Liam Plunkett on five, but a shower that began 10 minutes before play was supposed to get under way meant a 45-minute delay, which
prompted a declaration.
Ed Cowan and David Warner put on 52 for the opening wicket, with Warner looking more fluent than the batsman dropped after the first Ashes Test at Trent Bridge.
However, in Simon Kerrigan's second over, Warner strode down the pitch but missed his attempted drive and was stumped by Lions wicketkeeper Jos Buttler having made 35.
Cowan was put out of his misery on 17 after facing 47 balls when he edged Plunkett to Buttler in the penultimate over before lunch with Australia on 59-2.
Watson then bludgeoned seven fours and a six over midwicket off Kerrigan after the restart but failed to build on his explosive start as he picked out Plunkett at long leg off James Harris.
Stokes came into the attack after 38 overs and took the wicket of Steve Smith (18) before he had conceded a run when his delivery crashed into the Australian's off stump.
Usman Khawaja, who has struggled to make runs during the Ashes series, eked out just four on this occasion before he was taken by Buttler to give Stokes his second wicket.
Phil Hughes followed him back into the pavilion on 30 when he played Barker on to his stumps before Wade was dropped on three by Plunkett at gully off Stokes.
The tourists were to reach tea on 195-6 but only nine overs were possible in the evening session before the players were taken off for bad light and the two captains shook hands at 5:30pm.