The Ashes: Matthew Wade wastes chance to boost third Test bid

Ed Cowan added 66 and Phil Hughes made 84 in an opening stand of 150 as Australia, who trail 2-0 against England in the five-Test series, ended the first day on 354 for five after winning the toss.

updated: July 27, 2013 09:08 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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