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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Hazeltine, Minnesota - Tiger Woods came back towards the pack on Saturday in a pulsating third round of the US PGA Championship at Hazeltine National

London, Aug. 16 : Out of form Australian batsman Michael Hussey has warned England''s rookie batsman Jonathan Trott that he will face a “stern examination” in the fifth and final Ashes Tests to be played at The Oval from next Thursday.

"It''s a huge step up, particularly for Ashes cricket. He will certainly know all about it if he makes his Test debut,'''' the Daily Telegraph quoted Hussey, as saying.

"If he does play he is someone we will have to prepare well against. It is a big step up from first-class cricket to Test cricket. There is no question about that,” he added.

"We haven''t seen a lot of him, a couple of us have played a bit of county cricket against him. I''m sure the powers that be will be working pretty closely getting some good plans against him,'''' Hussey said.

Australia''s Mr. Cricket/Fixit is still searching for his best form - not having scored a Test century since last October. He spent some valuable time in the middle as he notched a patient 65 in the tour game against the England Lions at Canterbury.

"What really matters is doing it out in the middle and unfortunately things haven''t quite gone as well as I would have liked for as long as I would have liked,'''' Hussey said.

"Sometimes the difference between having a good series and an average series is being able to turn those 50s and 60s into a big 150 and unfortunately I haven''t been able to do that,'''' Hussey revealed.

He said that he had pointedly tried to keep his game the same and structure his innings the same way as when he was in his golden patch of form and had a Bradmanesque average. (ANI)