Ashes 2013: Australia batsmen find form against Somerset

Shane Watson scored 90 and captain Michael Clarke hit 45 in his comeback innings as Australia reached 266-4 in reply to Somerset’s 320 on a rain-hit second day of their Ashes warm-up match at Taunton.

The tourists lost opener Ed Cowan in the first over of the day but recovered through Watson’s partnerships of 74 with Usman Khawaja and 69 with Clarke.

The captain, batting for the first time since March following a chronic back complaint, looked comfortable and fluent before he was caught behind off Craig Meschede.

Phil Hughes and Brad Haddin added 54 for the fifth wicket before rain ended play for the day on the stroke of tea. Read more
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