Darren Lehmann working wonders for spin-phobic Phillip Hughes

Phillip Hughes has struggled against spin in the past. However he had been working hard behind the scenes with coach Darren Lehmann on a method to combat Graeme Swann and Co. in the upcoming Ashes series in England.

updated: July 01, 2013 18:47 IST
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Phillip Hughes, Usman Khawaja and vice-captain Brad Haddin hit fifties to guide Australia to a 6-wicket win over Somerset on the final day of a four-day tour match at Taunton on Saturday.

The left-handed Hughes, fighting for a place in playing XI when Australia take on favourites England in the first of 5-match Ashes series on July 10 at Nottingham, hit two fifties (76 not out and 50) in the first tour game and looked comfortable playing in English conditions.

Hughes, who looked tentative against spin on the tour to India, played the lone Somerset spinner George Dockrell with ease and hit him for a couple of sixes at the start of his second innings.

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