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Lions Defeated By Australia A In Tour Match Despite Bracey Century


England Lions would be defeated by Australia A in their tour match in Brisbane despite a century for Gloucestershire’s James Bracey and half-centuries for Lancashire’s Josh Bohannon and Surrey’s Ben Foakes.

Resuming Day 3 on 136/3 chasing a target of 460, the visitors would lose Josh Bohannon with the score on 172 as he was caught by Matt Renshaw off the bowling of Michael Neser for 51 before Harry Brook would be caught by Henry Hunt off the bowling of Mitchell Swepson for 1. James Bracey (pictured below) and Ben Foakes would put on 111 for the sixth wicket partnership before the former would be caught behind by Josh Inglis off the bowling of Mark Steketee for 113 with the latter next man out, bowled by Renshaw, for 73.

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Matt Fisher would be LBW to the same bowler without scoring before Dom Bess would be bowled by Nic Maddinson for 25. Liam Norwell would be the final man out, caught by Hunt off the bowling of Swepson, for the same score as England lost by 112 runs.

AUS 213 (70.5 overs) & 349/4 dec (87 overs), ENG 103 (43.3 overs) & 347 (128.2 overs)

This was the final of two matches for the Lions, having also played against the England side a couple of weeks ago in preparation for the 1st Test.


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