Wigley puts Australia's opener under more pressure

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Faltering opening batsman Phillip Hughes found his place in Australia's Test team under threat from two directions at Northampton yesterday.

Exposed again as vulnerable to short-pitched balls on off stump as Northamptonshire seamer David Wigley bounced him out for just 10 – caught at gully off the splice – the 20-year- old left-hander then watched Shane Watson, the man most likely to unseat him at Edgbaston, stroke a confident 84 on the first day of the three-day tour game at Wantage Road.

On a rain-disrupted day, Australia had reached 231 for three before bad light stopped play.