New Zealand A 277 and 20 for 0 lead Australia A 275 (Philippe 105, McSweeney 56, Dwarshuis 50) by 22 runs
However when McSweeney edged a lifting supply from William O’Rourke to second slip, Australia A misplaced 3 for 13 with Sean Solia once more discovering success with two wickets.
Philippe, who solely averaged 14 within the Sheffield Protect for Western Australia final season, stood agency though was given a life at slip as he approached his century. It was his finest rating in first-class cricket since he made 94 for Australia A towards Sri Lanka in Hambantota in June 2022.
Earlier, Australia A’s high order had struggled towards some probing bowling from the guests. Cameron Bancroft was caught on the crease by a supply that nipped again from Jacob Duffy and Caleb Jewell was caught low down at first slip, though didn’t seem satisfied the possibility had carried to Dean Foxcroft.
Tim Ward fell in legspinner Adithya Ashok’s first over, edging to slide, and Campbell Kellaway edged Duffy after the primary break with Cam Fletcher taking the catch having changed Mitch Hay behind the stumps after he picked up a finger harm.