Steve Smith faced only eight balls in Australia’s 2nd intra-squad cricket match on Sunday, with Glenn Maxwell scoring a century and Marcus Stoinis also impressing.
A staff led by Pat Cummins efficiently chased down 250 for victory with 51 balls to spare at the Rose Bowl in a 50-more than contest towards Aaron Finch’s XI.
The game was component of Australia’s planning for its approaching white-ball series towards England.
Smith had been denied the chance to bat in the to start with intra-squad fixture when the match was abandoned final Friday due to rain only five.five overs into the chase.
This time the sun was shining in Southampton, but Smith’s to start with innings considering that March concluded following a run-a-ball eight when Riley Meredith had him caught behind.
It was left for Stoinis and Maxwell to select up the baton and — soon after the opener had hit 87 — Maxwell scored 108 off 114 balls to support Cummins’ staff to win by two wickets.
Earlier, David Warner hit a 44-ball 34 prior to he fell to a delivery from Cummins. Andrew Tye needed treatment method soon after he was caught by a Stoinis bouncer, but he recovered and place on 106 with Mitchell Starc for the seventh wicket.
The to start with of Australia’s 3 T20 internationals towards England — all at Southampton — will consider spot on Friday. The teams will also meet in 3 1-day internationals at Manchester.