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   Wednesday, 8 January, 2003, 08:49 GMT
Waugh ton downs England
Mark Waugh
Waugh played through bad light and mist
Tour match, Bowral: Bradman XI 285-4 (46.3 overs) beat England 279-8 (50 overs) by six wickets

Deposed Australian Test batsman Mark Waugh hit a perfectly-paced century to condemn England to a six-wicket one-day warm-up defeat.

Defying poor light and mist, captain Waugh crafted an unbeaten 108 to lead the Bradman XI past England's total of 285 for four with three overs to spare.

The tourists' total owed much to a century from Owais Shah and 53 from Adam Hollioake.

Both batsmen will play in the remaining VB Series games in Australia but neither are part of England's World Cup plans.

Opening the innings, Shah survived a tough early period to hit 127, with nine fours and two sixes.

Ronnie Irani, captaining the side with Nasser Hussain and Marcus Trescothick rested, joined Shah in a second wicket partnership of 67.

The Essex skipper's dismissal in the 29th over brought two more quick wickets.

But England still blasted 91 runs off the final 10 overs, Shah and Hollioake adding 105 off 83 deliveries.

Shah needed 81 balls to reach 50, but scored his last 77 runs off 73.

Owais Shah
Centurion Shah is not in England's World Cup plans
England left out the bulk of their Test players, with Robert Key and Matthew Hoggard the only players from the victorious fifth Test side in action.

Hoggard had immediate success, bowling former Test opener Michael Slater for a duck with his third ball.

The Yorkshireman also bowled Brad Haddin for 28 in an accurate opening spell.

And Simon Katich made 36 off 47 balls before he was bowled in Ian Blackwell's first over.

But that paved the way for Waugh's arrival and the 37-year-old did not disappoint.

He faced only 92 balls in his match-winning exhibition, wrapping up the festival match with his fourth six.

Waugh and Tasmanian Jamie Cox forged a century stand from 93 balls, Cox hitting five fours and a six in his 60-ball 49.

England's next match in the VB Series comes against Australia in Hobart on Saturday.


Bradman XI: M E Waugh (Capt), N S Pilon (Wkt), J Cox, B J Haddin S M Katich, M J Slater, G J Mail, D J Thornely, D Bollinger S D Bradstreet, S C G MacGill.

England: R C Irani (Capt), O A Shah (Wkt), N V Knight, R W T Key P D Collingwood, A J Hollioake, I D Blackwell, J N Snape R J Kirtley, J M Anderson, M J Hoggard.

Umpires: K Burke and T Keel

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