Australia A thrash England Lions by 122 runs

Updated: 18 February 2013 19:06 IST

Put in to bat, Australia's second-string scored 315 for 7 with big contributions from Joe Burns (114) and Callum Ferguson, who stroked 74 from 78 balls.

Hobart, Australia:

Australia A bowled out England Lions for 193 to secure a 122-run win with eight overs to spare and take a 2-0 lead in the five-match limited-overs series in Hobart on Monday.

After losing captain Aaron Finch (0) in the first over, Australia's second-string squad reached 315 for 7 with big contributions from Joe Burns (114) and Callum Ferguson, who stroked 74 from 78 balls. Warwickshire paceman Rikki Clarke, who has two Test caps for England, returned 4-55.

Four Australia A bowlers took two wickets apiece in the England A reply, which was spearheaded by James Taylor's 79. Alister McDermott, the 21-year-old son of former Australian pace spearhead Craig McDermott, finished off the tailenders and returned 2-19. Australia's Test squad is in India preparing for a four-Test series.

Topics : Cricket Rikki Clarke Joe Burns Aaron Finch James Taylor Callum Ferguson
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