ast-medium bowler Mitchell Marsh led Australia's attack with four for 41 in 15 overs © Getty Images
Fast-medium bowler Mitchell Marsh led Australia’s attack with four for 41 in 15 overs © Getty Images

Derbyshire were dismissed for 259 in reply to Australia’s first innings 413 for nine declared, a deficit of 154 runs, on the third and final day of the tour match at Derby on Saturday. Tony Palladino, primarily a seam bowler, top-scored with 82 off just 68 balls, including eight fours and four sixes. Together with David Wainwright (38) he put on 105 for the eighth wicket. Fast-medium bowler Mitchell Marsh led Australia’s attack with four for 41 in 15 overs. Although Australia captain Michael Clarke could have enforced the follow-on, as Derbyshire were not within 150 runs of the tourists’ first innings score, he chose to bat again instead. READ: Mitchell Marsh picks up 3 wickets vs Derbyshire ahead of Ashes 2015 3rd Test

This is Australia’s last match before the third Ashes Test against England at Edgbaston starting on Wednesday. Australia levelled the five-match series at 1-1 with a thumping 405-run win over England in the second Test at Lord’s last Sunday.