Khawaja, Hughes edges past Cowan in quest of Oz batting line-up for Ashes

Sydney, June 30 (ANI): Australian cricketers Usman Khawaja and Phillip Hughes have reportedly put behind of Ed Cowan in the quest to firm up spots in Australia's batting line-up for the Ashes.

Cowan, who is fighting hard to partner former vice captain Shane Watson at the top of the order at Trent Bridge, got a start in the tour match against Somerset but failed to go on with it, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

According to the report, Cowan succumbed to the same bowler for three in the first innings, although on that occasion there was some doubt over whether he had hit it.

In comparison, Khawaja, unbeaten on 66, was largely in command of the Somerset bowling while Hughes (37 not out) continued his quest for a spot in the team for Trent Bridge Test after making 76 not out in the middle order in the first innings.

The report further said that Cowan looked in good touch until he was dismissed, and would have been disappointed to miss a chance to nail a spot, with Chris Rogers in the wings and set to play in the next match against Worcestershire.

Cowan has not scored a first-class century since his maiden Test ton against South Africa at the Gabba in November, the report added. (ANI)

--

Get stories like this on the Yahoo app and discover more every day.
Download it now.

Matches

    • Team flag for Sri Lanka vs. Team flag for PakistanPAKSL
      5th ODI
      Sun, Jul 26, 2015
      Hambantota, Sri Lanka
      Pakistan in Sri Lanka ODI ...
      SL won by 165 runs
    • Team flag for Netherlands vs. Team flag for ScotlandSCONED
      Final
      Match abandoned
      Sun, Jul 26, 2015
      Malahide, Dublin, Ireland
      World Twenty20 Qualifier, ...
    • Team flag for Hong Kong vs. Team flag for IrelandIREHK
      3rd Place Play-off
      Match abandoned
      Sun, Jul 26, 2015
      Malahide, Dublin, Ireland
      World Twenty20 Qualifier, ...
  • No live matches are in progress.
    • Team flag for England vs. Team flag for AustraliaAUSENG
      3rd Test
      Wed, Jul 29, 2015
      Birmingham, England
      The Ashes, 2015...
      Upcoming match
    • Team flag for Bangladesh vs. Team flag for South AfricaSABAN
      2nd Test
      Thu, Jul 30, 2015
      Thu, Jul 30, 2015
      Mirpur, Bangladesh
      South Africa in Bangladesh...
    • Team flag for Sri Lanka vs. Team flag for PakistanPAKSL
      1st T20I
      Thu, Jul 30, 2015
      Thu, Jul 30, 2015
      Colombo, Sri Lanka
      Pakistan in Sri Lanka T20 ...