Ashes warm-up: Australia beat Somerset by 6 wickets, win first match under Darren Lehmann

Updated: 01 July 2013 18:47 IST

Usman Khawaja, Phil Hughes and vice-captain Brad Haddin all hit fifties as Australia reached a target of 260 on the fourth afternoon.

London:

Australia's first match under new coach Darren Lehmann saw the tourists ease to a six-wicket win over Somerset on the final day of four at Taunton on Saturday.

Usman Khawaja, Phil Hughes and vice-captain Brad Haddin all hit fifties as Australia, who on Monday replaced sacked former coach Mickey Arthur with ex Test batsman Lehmann just 16 days before the Ashes reached a target of 260 on the fourth afternoon.

That still gave Somerset and Ireland spinner George Dockrell take three for 78 in an innings where Khawaja top-scored with 73, Hughes added 50 to his first innings 76 not out and Haddin made an unbeaten 52.

Australia's second and final Ashes warm-up match is a four-day fixture against Worcestershire starting on Tuesday.

The first of a five-match Ashes series, with England holding the urn, starts at Trent Bridge, Nottingham, on July 10.

Topics : Cricket The Ashes, 2013 Australia Brad Haddin Shane Watson Michael Clarke Glenn McGrath Darren Lehmann Kevin Pietersen Sreesanth David Warner George Dockrell Joe Root Usman Khawaja Somerset Mickey Arthur Philip Hughes
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