Day 3

512dBrydon Coverdale in Hove

Taylor runs more valuable than Cowan's

Ed Cowan and James Taylor both enjoyed plenty of time in the middle on the final day in Hove, but only one of them has any real chance of playing in the third Test

512dBrydon Coverdale in Hove

Australia left with ifs and buts

The tour match at Hove wasn't enough to identify a definitive Australia XI for Old Trafford. A few individual performances stood out, as did the catching, which was dreadful

512dBrydon Coverdale in Hove

Starc keen for Taylor second look

Mitchell Starc has said Australia's attack would like another chance to bowl at James Taylor in the Old Trafford Test

512dBrydon Coverdale in Hove

Taylor ready and willing for England

James Taylor has declared himself far better prepared for Test cricket now than he was on debut last year, despite conceding that his unbeaten century against the Australians in Hove was less than fluent

Day 2

512dBrydon Coverdale in Hove

Bird's numbers proving hard to ignore

Jackson Bird just keeps taking wickets. Eleven at 16.18 in his only two Tests. Nine at 24.00 for Australia A and the Australians in England this yea

Day 1

512dBrydon Coverdale in Hove

Top-order Australians fail to convert

A quick glance at the scorecard tells only half the story of Australia's first day against Sussex. At stumps they were 354 for 5, which in a Test match would have set them up soundly

Others

512dBrydon Coverdale

Lehmann defends absence of specialist spin coach

Australia's coach Darren Lehmann has defended the ongoing absence of a former bowler as a specialist spin coach in the Australian setup despite the fact that Ashton Agar and Nathan Lyon are still learning their trade

512dDaniel Brettig

Wade bids to play as a batsman

Matthew Wade is earnestly hoping to follow David Warner's lead under the noses of the national selectors in the tour match against Sussex

Australians 3rd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st6EJM CowanUT Khawaja
2nd85EJM CowanPJ Hughes
3rd61EJM CowanMS Wade