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.

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

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.



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