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Philippe, Henriques Shine In Australia's 2nd Intra Squad Match

Sahil Mathur
By Sahil Mathur
July 08, 2021 • 11:38 AM View: 995

Josh Philippe and Moises Henriques shine as "Australia II" beat "Australia I" in the second intra squad match ahead of the five-match T20I series against West Indies at St. Lucia. 

Philippe was the standout batter, cracking 67 off 43 balls, setting up a platform for captain Henriques (51* off 35) to finished off the 166 run chase inside 18 overs. 

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Earlier, Mathew Wade scored the majority of the runs in a dominant 65-run opening stand with Aaron Finch, 58 of them coming in the six-over Power Play, before running his partner out. The wicket-keeper batter went on to make 52 from 34 balls. 

Mitch Marsh continued his fine run of form as he hit 31 off 22. Alex Carey (30 off 27) and tail-ender Mitchell Swepson (20 off 20) helped their side reach a competitive score of 165/6 in the first innings. 

Mitchell Starc looked like he got his rhythm back with a fine performance of 3/30 in four overs. Adam Zampa, too, looked in decent touch giving away just 25 in his four overs and getting Wade out off a beautiful wrong'un. 

Australia I - 6-165 (Wade 52, Marsh 31, Starc 3-30) 

Australia II - 2-166 (Philippe 67, Henriques 51)

Australia I: Aaron Finch (c), Matthew Wade (wk), Mitch Marsh, Alex Carey, Ashton Turner, Mitchell Swepson, Nathan Ellis, Jason Behrendorff, Wes Agar, Josh Hazlewood

Australia II: Josh Philippe (wk), Ashton Agar, Moises Henriques (c), Ben McDermott, Dan Christian, Andrew Tye, Mitch Starc, Adam Zampa, Riley Meredith, Tanveer Sangha


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