England's 2nd Ashes 2013-14 tour game against Australia A ends in draw due to rain

Earlier, rain washed out Day Two and Three of the match © Getty Images

Hobart: Nov 9, 2013

The four-day practice match between Australia A and England XI has ended in a draw following a rain-interrupted final day at the Bellerive Oval on Saturday.

After the second and third days were abandoned due to rain, England resumed at 318 for no loss but retired Alastair Cook (154) and Michael Carberry (153) before taking the field.

Joe Root (58 not out) proved handy down the order and was well supported by Matt Prior (26) before England XI declared at 430 for seven prior to the tea break. Ben Cutting (2 for 75) and Jon Holland (2 for 105) claimed two wickets each while Trent Copeland (1 for 99) clinched one.

Alex Doolan (31) made a strong start in the middle for Australia A, finding the boundary on five occasions before he was bowled by James Anderson (2 for 20). Michael Klinger (29) and Shaun Marsh (27 not out) helped take the hosts to 119 for 3 before the conclusion of play.

The Ashes start on November 21 in Brisbane.