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Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Dan Lawrence hits 190 to put England Lions in control

Dan Lawrence hits out Getty Images

Cricket Australia XI 146 for 2 (Sangha 69*) trail England Lions 613 for 8 declared (Sibley 103, Jennings 141, Lawrence 190, Bracey 58, Doggett 4-60) by 467 runs

Dan Lawrence made 190 to put continue his stellar form and put England Lions into a commanding position on the second day of their tour match against a Cricket Australia XI in Hobart.

Resuming on 103 not out overnight, Lawrence put his foot down on the second morning, adding 118 in just 19.5 overs for the sixth wicket alongside James Bracey, taking him to 190 before he was eventually dismissed by Jake Lehmann's part-time spin. Lawrence has been the standout player across the tour, his innings in this game following scores of 50*, 35 and 41 as well as six wickets in the one-day leg of the tour.

Bracey made 58 before becoming Brendan Doggett's fourth victim, while Lewis Gregory put on 78 in 13.3 overs with Craig Overton before declaring at the fall of his wicket. The total of 613 for 8 declared was the second-highest in the history of England Lions and England A sides, behind only a score of 624 for 8 declared against South Africa A in 2015.

Gregory struck almost immediately with the new ball, having Caleb Jewell caught behind with the third delivery of the reply, before Sam Whiteman and Jason Sangha provided some resistance. Richard Gleeson, the Lancashire fast bowler, made the breakthrough by bowling Whiteman, but Sangha continued to frustrate the Lions with an unbroken stand of 79 with Lehmann.

"I'm really proud of the boys who've helped us rack up this formidable total to put us in a strong position to win this match," said Gregory. "Dom [Sibley] and Keaton [Jennings] batted beautifully yesterday, with Dan carrying on his day-one form to propel us even further today with great support from James.

"I enjoyed my partnership at the end with Craig to push past the 600 mark and we've started well in the tough task of taking 20 Australian wickets. The next two days will be a great test for us."

Eng Lions 3rd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st5DP SibleyZ Crawley
2nd50KK JenningsZ Crawley
3rd39SA NortheastKK Jennings
4th22SA NortheastTB Abell