The Ashes: Gary Ballance, Monty Panesar shine as England draw warm-up game

Gary Ballance was named Man of the Match for his half-century while Monty Panesar picked up three wickets against Australia Chairman's XI.

updated: November 30, 2013 19:16 IST
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Alice Springs: Gary BallanceEngland failed to get a boost ahead of next week's second Ashes Test as they conceded an innings lead to a modest Cricket Australia Chairman's XI in Alice Springs on Saturday.

The two-day tour match ended in a draw but the Chairman's XI finished moral winners trumping England's first innings declaration of 212 for seven with their 254 for eight declared.

At stumps on the final day, England hit the front in the 16th and final over of their second innings at 47 for one with Michael Carberry unbeaten on 37 and man-of-the-match Gary Ballance on eight.

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