Ashes 2015: Runs for Mitchell Marsh, Ryan Harris injured in Australia warm-up

 
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Australia's batsman enjoyed a run-laden opening day to their final Ashes warm-up clash with Essex at Chelmsford yesterday as form and injury posed selection dilemmas in equal measure.
All-rounder Mitchell Marsh boosted his chances ahead of Wednesday’s first Test by smashing an unbeaten 136 as Australia closed the day 440-6.
The positivity from Marsh’s knock was tempered by seamer Ryan Harris, who was forced to withdraw from Australia’s starting line-up due to soreness related to a long-standing knee injury, placing his participation at Cardiff in doubt.
Opener David Warner cracked a clinical 94, while back up wicketkeeper Peter Nevill (78), all-rounder Shane Watson (52) and batsman Adam Voges (49) were also in the runs, although skipper Michael Clarke fell first ball.

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