A courageous effort from Kurtis Patterson has been in useless after Australia A crashed to a nine-wicket loss to the England Lions within the four-day conflict on the MCG.
Patterson’s unbeaten 94 off 166 balls not less than ensured the Lions would want to bat for a second time within the match.
Australia A posted 271 of their second innings, with the Lions reaching their victory goal of 20 with the lack of only one wicket.
The efficiency was an enormous wake-up name to Australia’s Take a look at hopefuls, who had been outplayed throughout the 4 days of the day-night fixture.
Australia A had been compelled to follow-on after making simply 176 in reply to the Lions’ 428.
Patterson, who was taking part in his second recreation since recovering from a critical quad harm, was blissful together with his particular person efficiency however upset with the loss.
“I discovered it fairly troublesome. There have been just a few divots within the wicket, and I believed they bowled very well,” Patterson mentioned.
“I believed they challenged our stumps and challenged our defence very well.
“Kudos to them. I believe we had been actually outplayed there. Most likely the higher crew gained the sport.
“A bit upset in that respect, however it was good to get some runs.”