Young Aussie leggie spins out England on debut

Not since the glory days of Shane Warne and Stuart MacGill has an Australian leg-spinner dominated an England Test side like this.

Young Aussie leggie puts England in a spin

Young Aussie leggie puts England in a spin

On his first-class debut in a tour match against England at the Adelaide Oval, 21-year-old tweaker Daniel Fallins has taken five wickets for the Cricket Australia XI.

England were bowled out for 293 early on day two in the pink-ball fixture, with Joe Root (58), Mark Stoneman (61) and Dawid Malan (63) thriving but failing to go on to make triple figures.

The sandy-haired Fallins channeled the King of Spin by taking four consecutive English scalps on Wednesday, before adding another on Thursday to finish with 5-73.

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The NSW rookie-listed spinner dismissed England skipper Root, No.3 batsman James Vince (33) and first string keeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow (nine) among his scalps.

Fallins' feats curtailed the English batsmen in their tune-up for the first Test against Australia starting on November 23 in Brisbane.

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Former skipper Alastair Cook missed a chance for meaningful time at the crease, feathering an outside edge from an attempted forward defensive shot off the bowling of paceman Jackson Coleman (3-66).

Fallins then went on his wicket-taking ways as the tourists slipped from 1-85 to 5-195.

Root's reaction. Image: Getty

With just his fifth ball, the leggie bowled Vince, who missed an attempted sweep shot.

After Root and Stoneman added 70 runs, the latter fell to a brilliant one-handed diving catch at midwicket by Jake Carter.

And just before the dinner break, Fallins ruined Root's plans of gaining pink-ball batting experience at night when the skipper top-edged a front-foot swipe and was caught at mid-off.

In the last session, Fallins had Bairstow caught behind to cap off his remarkable day.

England, despite their fast bowling concerns, rested strike bowler Stuart Broad from the day-night game.

The Poms suffered a blow on the eve of the match when paceman Steven Finn was ruled out of the tour because a knee injury - he will be replaced by seamer Tom Curran.

Following the Adelaide game, England have another four-day fixture against a CA XI in Townsville from November 15 before the Ashes opener.

with AAP

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