England skipper Alastair Cook scored a century against Australia at Blundstone Arena in the tour match of the Ashes 2013-14.

England’s preparations for the first Ashes 2013-14 Test got a boost as Alastair Cook and Michael Carberryslammed unbeaten centuries on Day One of their second tour match against Australia A in Hobart. The opening duo batted for 93 overs on Wednesday and took England’s score to 318 for no loss in the four-day match.
 
The first tour match against West Australia Chairman's XI ended in a tame draw. There were concerns over the form of certain players, especially in the bowling department. England did field a relatively weaker side in that match as many of their stalwarts were rested. There was no such exclusions in the second tour match though.
 
Cook won the toss and elected to bat first. Ashes hopeful Carberry, who had scored a quick-fire 78 off 100 balls in the first tour match, played a calmer knock with captain Cook. The duo looked unruffled against the Australia A bowlers. While both did not score quickly, they did gave no opportunities to the opposition.