Steve Smith confronted solely eight balls in Australia’s second intra-squad cricket match on Sunday, with Glenn Maxwell scoring a century and Marcus Stoinis additionally impressing.
A workforce led by Pat Cummins efficiently chased down 250 for victory with 51 balls to spare on the Rose Bowl in a 50-over contest towards Aaron Finch’s XI.
The sport was a part of Australia’s preparation for its upcoming white-ball sequence towards England.
Smith had been denied the chance to bat within the first intra-squad fixture when the match was deserted final Friday because of rain solely 5.5 overs into the chase.
This time the solar was shining in Southampton, however Smith’s first innings since March concluded following a run-a-ball eight when Riley Meredith had him caught behind.
It was left for Stoinis and Maxwell to choose up the baton and — after the opener had hit 87 — Maxwell scored 108 off 114 balls to assist Cummins’ workforce to win by two wickets.
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) August 31, 2020
Earlier, David Warner hit a 44-ball 34 earlier than he fell to supply from Cummins. Andrew Tye required therapy after he was caught by a Stoinis bouncer, however he recovered and placed on 106 with Mitchell Starc for the seventh wicket.
The primary of Australia’s three T20 internationals towards England — all at Southampton — will happen on Friday. The groups will even meet in three One Day Internationals at Manchester.
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