England needed just seven overs to wrap up a comprehensive 192-run victory over the Cricket Australia XI early on the final day of the four-day tour match at Adelaide Ovalon Saturday (November 11).
James Anderson took two wickets and Craig Overton claimed the other to mop up the remaining three to dismiss CA XI for just 75 in the opening half-hour of play to claim victory. Anderson, who was named as England’s vice-captain for suspended Ben Stokes, finished with 3 for 12 off 10.2 overs while Overton captured 3 for 15 off 11 overs.
Chris Woakes, who began the CA XI second innings collapse late on Friday, did not bowl on Saturday to finish with 4 for 17 off 10 overs.
England owed their second innings total of 207 largely to Mark Stoneman (51) and Jonny Bairstow (61 not out) after the rest of the lineup faltered. Stoneman starred in the first innings as well as England compiled a decent 293 after Daniel Fallins, the legspinner, took 5 for 73.
Australia declared their first innings on 233 for 9, and barring Matthew Short (28), none of the CA XI batsmen had an answer to England’s pace attack in their second innings.
There were ironic cheers from the sparse Adelaide crowd when CA XI scored a first run of the day after 25 minutes before the end of the innings.
England now head to Townsville in north Queensland for their final Ashes warm-up game again against the CA XI, starting on Wednesday, before the opening Test in Brisbane on November 23.
Brief scores: England 293 all out in 40.2 overs (Mark Stoneman 61, James Vince 33, Joe Root 58, Dawid Malan 63, Chris Woakes 33; Jackson Coleman 3-72, Gurinder Sandhu 2-61, Daniel Fallins 5-73) and 207 all out in 67.4 overs (Mark Stoneman 51, James Vince 29, Jonny Bairstow 61; Gurinder Sandhu 2-47, Simon Milenko 5-34) beat CA XI 233 for 9 in 76 overs (Tim Paine 52, Matthew Short 45, Simon Milenko 50; James Anderson 2-30, Chris Woakes 2-48, Mason Crane 3-78) and 75 all out in 40.2 overs (Matt Short 28; James Anderson 3-12, Chris Woakes 4-17, Craig Overton 3-15) by 192 runs.