Ball injured on mixed day in the field for England

Ball injured on mixed day in the field for England

first_imgJAKE Ball gave England a further injury scare on another day of mixed fortunes for the tourists in the day-night warm-up match against a Cricket Australia XI.Only two days after Steven Finn was ruled out of the Ashes series with a knee injury, Ball suffered a sprained ankle while bowling his fourth over at the Adelaide Oval on day two.The seamer, who took a wicket before injury struck, was able to walk off the field and will be assessed just a fortnight before the series against Australia begins at the Gabba.Mason Crane took 3-78, while James Anderson (2-30) and Chris Woakes (2-48) claimed wickets with the pink ball as the Cricket Australia XI recovered from 57-5 to declare on 233-9 under the lights in reply to 293 all out.Alastair Cook and Mark Stoneman negotiated five overs to take England through to 5-0 – leading by 65 – at stumps following the late declaration from Tim Paine.Paine (52) and Simon Milenko (50) made half-centuries, while Matthew Short chipped in with 45 to frustrate England after the Cricket Australia XI had found runs hard to come by on a slow pitch.Young leg-spinner Daniel Fallins earlier claimed a five-wicket haul for 73 to end the England innings after they had resumed on 278-8.The 41-year-old Paul Collingwood, a member of the England coaching team, made a brief appearance in the field in the absence of Ball. (Omnisport)last_img

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