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Kent v Australia: Riley takes 3 wickets and Mitch Marsh hits ton on day 3

Saturday 27th June 2015

Men’s First Team

Adam Riley claimed all three wickets as Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh blasted a 93-ball century on day three of the opening Ashes tour match at the Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence.
Adam Ball's fine 45 off 70 balls provided the main resistance as the 22-year-old Kent Cricket Academy graduate cracked six boundaries and a six.
The 23-year-old retired on 101 as he shared a 153-run partnership with Shane Watson as Australia ended the day 322 for four in their second innings.
Australia rejected the follow-on in favour of taking to the crease for their second innings, captain Michael Clarke stepping up the order in place of Shaun Marsh to partner Chris Rogers.
The duo put on a 91-run opening stand before Rogers departed to spinner Adam Riley for 45, caught by substitute Sam Weller.
Clarke was motoring along nicely enough, seemingly in good touch, only to become Riley's second victim three short of a half-century.
Australia ticked along to 132 for two at tea, before Marsh cut loose. Watson mustered a fine 81 himself, but could not match Marsh's late flurry of runs that left him the day's top scorer.
After Marsh retired, Johnson reached 27 not out and Haddin an unbeaten 11, to leave the tourists in control and likely to make an overnight declaration.

Tickets for day 4 will cost £10 at or on the gate from 9am on Sunday 28 June. Entrance is free for under 16s.