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Day 3 of 3
Match Drawn

Sussex vs Australia

Ashes: James Taylor celebrates England recall with hundred in Hove draw

James Taylor: Nottinghamshire batsman back in England Test squad

Ed Cowan: Back-to-back half-centuries against Sussex

James Taylor followed his England call-up with a century on his guest appearance for Sussex as the tour match against Australia ended in a draw.

Taylor, named in a 14-man squad for the third Ashes Test at Old Trafford, was 121 not out when Sussex declared their first-innings at 368-7, a lead of two, shortly after lunch on the final day.

The Nottinghamshire batsman is in action at Hove at the behest of the England selectors, who viewed the three-day encounter as better preparation for a Test recall than playing for his parent county in the Friends Life t20.

Recalled England batsman James Taylor prepared for the third Ashes Test by making 121 not out for Sussex in the draw against Australia.

Resuming on the third morning on 64, Taylor made steady progress to complete his 16th first-class hundred before lunch.

Sussex, on 228-5 overnight, lost two wickets in the morning session. Chris Jordan was bowled by Mitchell Starc three short of a half-century and spinner Nathan Lyon claimed his first wicket of the match by trapping Callum Jackson lbw for 26.

Lyon is hoping to earn a chance for Australia at Old Trafford on Thursday after being overlooked for teenager Ashton Agar during defeats at Trent Bridge and Lord's.

Australia reached 152-2 in their second innings before shaking hands on a draw.

Stand-in skipper Ed Cowan followed up his first-innings 66 with an unbeaten 77, however Usman Khawaja (1) and Phil Hughes 38 both fell to Sussex seamer Lewis Hatchett.

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Match Details

26th - 28th Jul 2013
Australia won the toss and elected to bat.
The PROBIZ County Ground
J H Evans, G Sharp

australia BATTING CARD

Batsman R
E.J.M. Cowan Not out 77
U.T. Khawaja c Jordan b Hatchett 1
P.J. Hughes lbw Hatchett 38
Extras 4nb, 1w, 1lb 6
Total Declared, 44.0 Overs 152 - 2
Full Batting Card


Bowler O M R W
C.J. Jordan 8 3 34 0
L.J. Hatchett 11 3 28 2
C.J. Liddle 5 0 15 0
M.S. Panesar 14 1 40 0
C.D. Nash 2 0 10 0
R.J. Hamilton-Brown 4 0 24 0
Full Bowling Card