Australian batsmen barring Matthew Wade had a field day against Sussex in the tune up game before the all important third Ashes Test against England, starting on Thursday next week.
Phil Hughes, who had started this tour batting at number 5 against Somerset, has batted at every position from 1 to 6 and has probably been the pick of the Aussie batsmen till now. Against Sussex on Friday, he came out to open with skipper Ed Cowan and the pair added 150 for the first wicket as Australians scored 354/5 on Day 1. Hughes made 84 off 118 balls before edging one to keeper Callum Jackson off Lewis Hatchett.
What will be on the back of his mind though is the fact that, batting at two down in the Lord's Test, he managed two single digit scores. Hughes would want to bring in more consistency in his batting and also be hoping that he is selected for the third Test as David Warner looks set for a comeback.