Aussies 0-51 in Ashes tour game

Michael Clarke has successfully negotiated 10 overs to reach tea on day three of Australia’s tour game against Derbyshire.

Clarke promoted himself up the order in the second innings, having missed out on a decent hit in Derby on Thursday.

He was 19 not out at the break, with Australia 0-51 and Shaun Marsh on 30.

Earlier on Saturday, Mitch Marsh warmed up for the third Ashes Test by starring with the ball.

The hosts were rolled for 259 after lunch on the final day of the first-class clash in Derby, having resumed at 2-81.

Marsh struck twice in his first over, slicing through the middle order in a burst of 3-9 in 19 deliveries.

Derbyshire captain Wayne Madsen, who has scored more than 7500 first-class runs, was trapped lbw by Marsh for 18.

Scott Elstone and Tom Knight were out edging to the allrounder, with David Warner and Adam Voges snaffling low catches.

Marsh later dismissed David Wainwright, with Clarke moving well to take the catch at second slip.

Pacemen Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood, offspinner Nathan Lyon and in-form batsman Steve Smith were rested from the fixture.

The team will travel to Birmingham when play ends on Saturday, with the third Test starting at Edgbaston on Wednesday.

Nevill was behind the stumps for the entire Derbyshire innings, all but confirming he will stay in the Test XI after an impressive debut at Lord’s.

It means the only uncertainty over the side is whether Chris Rogers or Shaun Marsh will open the batting alongside David Warner.

Rogers ran drinks for the team on Saturday, having spent the past week in London due to his balance issues.

If he is unable to prove his fitness in the next few days, Marsh will come into the Test XI.

Fawad Ahmed and Peter Siddle were also among the wickets on Saturday.

Ahmed copped some brutal treatment from Tony Palladino, who needed only 40 balls to bring up his half-century.

Palladino eventually fell for 82 off 68 balls when he attempted to bludgeon a fifth six, but instead picked out substitute fielder Lyon in the deep.

* All Offers and Promotions posted in this article excludes NSW residents.
Stay up to date with the latest sports news
Follow our social accounts to get exclusive content and all the latest sporting news!