Australia show Scotland scoring skills in Champs Trophy

AUSTRALIA'S batsmen struggled to score runs in the Champions Trophy game against England, but those playing for Australia A against Scotland had no such trouble.

Captain Brad Haddin scored 113, and even paceman Peter Siddle got in the act, scoring an unbeaten 103, the Victorian's maiden first-class century, to put the team in a commanding position in the four-day game in Edinburgh.

Australia scored eight for 372 before dismissing the Scots for 144, quick James Pattinson finishing with three for 16.

Haddin's side continued to pile on the agony by not enforcing the follow-on, finishing on four for 164, a 388-run lead with two days to play.

Meanwhile, Australia's Champions Trophy defence started with a 48-run defeat at Edgbaston.

Opener Ian Bell top-scored with 91 in England's six for 269, before seamer James Anderson (three for 30) helped restrict Australia to nine for 221.

With his dismissal of Mitchell Marsh, Anderson became England's leading ODI wicket-taker, passing the record of 234 wickets he had shared with Darren Gough.

Australia faces New Zealand on Wednesday.

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