The Baggy Green’s A side, featuring five-day vice-captain Brad Haddin, Peter Siddle, Nathan Lyon and Pattinson, as well as Test hopefuls Usman Khawaja, Fawad Ahmed and Smith, closed a rain-affected day one of 248 for six. That was thanks largely to a 109-run alliance between all-rounder Smith (104 not out) and Pattinson (42*), who rescued the situation after the top order had struggled. Nic Maddinson went for six – one of Max Sorenson’s four scalps – while Khawaja was cleaned up for a five-ball duck. Alex Doolan did make 40 but Haddin’s two and Siddle’s duck meant trouble was brewing. Moses Henriques made 47 to steady things, though, with Smith and Pattinson then easing the pressure before the rain came. Press Association An Australian side featuring a number of their likely Ashes starters were thankful to a seventh-wicket stand between Steve Smith and James Pattinson as they fought back against Ireland.
Wellington Police notes for Wednesday, February 4, 2015:â€¢12:21 a.m. Officers took a report of Children In Need of Care in the 1300 block Michigan, Wellington which occurred Feb. 1, 2015.â€¢12:21 a.m. Officers investigated possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia in the 1300 block Michigan, Wellington. Arrests made on Feb. 1, 2015.â€¢9:48 a.m. Officers took a report of a juvenile problem by a known suspect in the 200 block N. B, Wellington.â€¢11:30 a.m. Officer investigated forgery and theft in the 1000 block W. 8th, Wellington by a known suspect.â€¢1:27 p.m. Officers investigated making false information in the 2000 block E. 16th, Wellington.â€¢3:31 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 600 block N. Delrose, Wellington.â€¢4:27 p.m. Officers took a report of found cell phone and case in the 1200 block S. C, Wellington.