<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/OjorsqzoQCY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="true"></iframe><br/>England skipper <a href="/tags/Alastair-Cook/post" target="_blank">Alastair Cook</a> scored a century against Australia at Blundstone Arena in the tour match of the Ashes 2013-14.<br /> <br /> <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tags/England/post" target="_blank">England</a>&rsquo;s preparations for the first&nbsp;<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tags/Ashes-2013-14/post" target="_blank">Ashes 2013-14</a>&nbsp;Test got a boost as&nbsp;<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tags/Alastair-Cook/post" target="_blank">Alastair Cook</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tags/Michael-Carberry/post" target="_blank">Michael Carberry</a>slammed unbeaten centuries on Day One of their second tour match against&nbsp;<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tags/Australia-A/post" target="_blank">Australia A</a>&nbsp;in Hobart. The opening duo batted for 93 overs on Wednesday and took England&rsquo;s score to 318 for no loss in the four-day match.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> The first tour match against West Australia Chairman&#39;s XI ended in a&nbsp;<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/England-s-Ashes-2013-14-tour-opener-ends-in-tame-draw/33025">tame draw</a>. 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.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> 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.