Classifieds | Archives | Jobs | About TGT | Contact | Subscribe
 | 
Last updated 33 minutes ago
Printer Friendly Version | TGT@Twitter | RSS Feed |
HOME LOCAL MIDEAST ASIA WORLD BUSINESS SPORT OPINION WRITERS
Hughes justifies recall with superb innings
December 15, 2012
 Print    Send to Friend

HOBART: Phil Hughes unfurled a couple of new shots in his comeback Test knock of 86 against Sri Lanka in Friday’s Hobart series opener in his efforts towards remaining in the Australian team.

Hughes narrowly missed out on a restorative century in his Test recall to offer early evidence that he has overcome the technical shortcomings that led to his sacking.

The compact left-hander showed more patience and greater shot selection at the third Test recall, batting for 221 minutes and hitting eight fours and a slog-sweep six. He showed enough improvement in his technique to raise hopes that he may yet become a Test regular for Australia.

“It was nice to get a few, it would have been nice to get three-figures,” he said.

Agence France-Presse

 

Add this page to your favorite Social Bookmarking websites
Comments
 
Post a comment
 
Name:
Country:
City:
Email:
Comment:
 
    
    
Related Stories
Rahane to lead second-string India on Zimbabwe tour
New Delhi: Middle-order batsman Ajinkya Rahane was Monday named captain of a second-string Indian team for a short limited-overs tour of Zimbabwe as the selectors rested ..
BCCI gives ‘clean chit’ to 3 accused Super Kings players
New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in Indian (BCCI) on Monday gave “clean chit” to the three international cricketers whom former Indian Premier League (IPL) co..
Lanka trounce Pakistan in rain-marred 2nd Test to level three-match series
Colombo: Dimuth Karunaratne hit 50 off 56 balls as Sri Lanka trounced Pakistan by seven wickets in the second Test in Colombo on Monday to square the three-match series 1..
Prasad puts Sri Lanka on top despite Azhar's century
COLOMBO: Seamer Dhammika Prasad claimed four wickets to put Sri Lanka on top in the second Test in Colombo on Sunday despite a defiant century from Azhar Ali. Pakistan..
Ashes triumph would be pinnacle for captain Cook
LONDON: England captain Alastair Cook believes winning this summer’s Ashes series would be his “best achievement”. Cook has endured some torrid days since leading Engl..
 
FRONTPAGE
 
GALLERY
 
PANORAMA
 
TIME OUT
 
SPORT
 
 
Advertise | Copyright