Close of Play

  • Fri, 26 Jul - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 354/5 (SPD Smith 98*, AC Agar 0*, 92 ov)
  • Sat, 27 Jul - day 2 - Sussex 1st innings 228/5 (JWA Taylor 64*, CJ Jordan 23*, 64 ov)
  • Sun, 28 Jul - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 152/2d (44 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

Australians 3rd innings Partnerships

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