Tour match - day two (close)

England 314-9d & 130-3d drew with Cricket Australia XI 151-4d & 269-8

SOMERSET spinner Jack Leach took four wickets but proved expensive as England's two-day tour match with a Cricket Australia XI ended in a draw in Perth.

Called into the senior squad for the match having been on Lions duty, Leach took 0-18 from six overs in the first innings before claiming 4-104 from 9.5 overs as the hosts put their foot on the accelerator in pursuit of a contrived target.

The Somerset man removed William Bosisto (50), Clint Hinchcliffe (49), former Taunton CC overseas pro Josh Phillippe (8) and Michael Cormack (13) after England had scored briskly to make 130-3 and set a victory target of 293.

In a match dominated by off-field news, with batsman Ben Duckett withdrawn after his suspension for throwing a drink over James Anderson in a Perth bar, Mark Wood was also given a chance to impress and bowled quickly in taking 2-25 from 10 overs in the first innings.

As with all the bowlers, the Durham seamer was more expensive second time round - 0-37 off six - and, given how impressed Trevor Bayliss was with Craig Overton's debut, it seems likely the Somerset man will get the chance to build on his impressive debut when the third Test begins on Thursday.

Wood has done his chances no harm, particularly given the feeling in certain quarters that the England attack is one-dimensional and requires extra pace, but it would be very harsh on Overton were he to make way after his all-round performance in Adelaide.

Leach, meanwhile, is set to return to Lions duty having shown he has the ability to take wickets in the senior set-up.