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Haddin leads by example with century

June 09, 2013

EDINBURGH, June 8: Australia ‘A’ captain Brad Haddin hit a century as the tourists recovered from a slow start to reach 335 for six at the end of the first day of their four-day tour match against Scotland here on Friday..

The Australian reserves were struggling at 23 for two after Jordan Silk was caught by Preston Mommsen off the bowling of Gordon Goudie for just four, while Alex Doolan had made only 14 when he was bowled by Iain Wardlaw.

Usman Khawaja and Steven Smith put on 42 for the third wicket before Smith was dismissed by Calum MacLeod and Khawaja went on to make 51 before becoming Wardlaw’s second victim with the score on 138.

The dismissal of Moises Henriques for 20 left Australia on 171 for five, but Haddin and Peter Siddle combined for a partnership of 118 before Haddin was caught behind off the bowling of Moneeb Iqbal.

Haddin’s 113 came from 157 balls with 12 fours and two sixes.

Siddle was 85 not out from 128 balls at the close with James Pattinson unbeaten on nine.—AFP