I would say par but not really too bothered by warm up games.
Just used to rest a few players, try a few players, see if any players shine.
I am a bit envious as evidently entry is free to watch the match!! Why does this never happen in this Country!!??
yeah PH we get fleeced in the UK. Beat this thou. In 1994-95 Ashes I was in Australia cheering on our boys at the MCG. Handed over the equivalent of about 35 quid on Day 1
I asked how much entry fee was for the following day and they said ''no sport, your tickets are valid for all 5 days'
yes the MCG can hold about 90 odd thousand but that's different class.
I paid about 80 quid per day at the Oval last year, and more at Lords.
I know we cannot do that in the UK, but it shows the attitude to watching sport is different in Australia.