Sussex ended Day 2 of the tour match against Australia at 228 for five on Saturday. Ashes hopeful James Taylor struck an unbeaten 64 to strengthen his case after being called for the tour match against Australia.

Earlier in the day, Australia declared their innings at 366 for five after Steven Smith reached his century.

Jackson Bird impressed with the ball picking up the wickets of openers Chris Nash and Luke Wells.

Off-spinner Nathan Lyon disappointed with the ball as he failed to pick up a wicket in the 18 overs that he bowled.