Michael Carberry credited Shane Warne for getting noticed by the national selectors and playing Test cricket due to his support during his Hampshire days.

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.
The Australian bowlers were made to toil hard and both got to their centuries. The day got better for them as they posted their 150-plus scores. As the day ended at the Bellerive Oval, England were at 318 for no loss.