Australia’s next Test cricket captain didn’t have the best preparation for the final match in the Ashes series against Northamptonshire.
Steve Smith failed to score in their rain-affected drawn tour match at Wantage Road.
Australia declared on 312-for-9 after bowling their opponents out for 396.
The Oval stages the fifth Test against England , which starts on Thursday.
Meanwhile, the Steelbnacks are back in action in the One Day Cup today.
They host Gloucestershire.