The Ashes: Steven Smith, Phillip Hughes shine on Day 1 vs Sussex

Ed Cowan added 66 and Phil Hughes made 84 in an opening stand of 150 as Australia ended the first day on 354 for five after winning the toss. Steven Smith is batting on 98.

updated: July 26, 2013 23:57 IST
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London: Matthew Wade wasted a chance to underline his claims for a place in Australia's team for next week's third Ashes Test after falling for a duck on the first day of the tour match against Sussex at Hove.

Reserve wicketkeeper Wade, playing his first game for a month, had hoped to force his way into the Test team as a specialist batsman.

But the 25-year-old lasted just six balls before being held at backward point in the first over after tea aiming a forcing shot off the back foot at Monty Panesar.

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