Scotland v Australia A: Peter Siddle makes bid for all-rounder status
Peter Siddle completed his maiden first-class hundred as Australia A dominated on day two against Scotland.
Last Updated: 08/06/13 8:15pm
Siddle was 103 not out when Australia A declared their first innings on 372-8. Scotland were then skittled for 149 all out in reply and Australia A reached 165-4 in their second innings by stumps to extend their overall lead to 388 runs.
The tourists batted on for nine overs on the second morning, allowing Siddle to turn his overnight 85 into a career-best score, beating his previous effort of 87 for Victoria against Western Australia last September.
Scotland's response was weak. They ceashed to 149 all out in just 44 overs with James Pattinson claiming 3-16 from eight overs.
With five of the Australian line-up in this match also part of the Ashes squad - Siddle, Brad Haddin, Usman Khawaja, Pattinson and Nathan Lyon - they opted against enforcing the follow-on in favour of some further batting time.
Jordan Silk (22) and Khawaja (eight) both went, while Alex Doolan narrowly missed out on a half-century after being trapped leg before by Calvin Burnett on 47 and Steve Smith also went for 18 before the close.