Recent Match Report – Western Australia vs South Australia, Sheffield Shield, 15th Match
South Australia 6 for 124 (Hunt 36, Stoinis 2-11) trail Western Australia 8 for 492 dec (Green 126, Inglis 91) by 368 runs
Western Australia quicks reduced South Australia to 124 for 6 to leave them trailing by 368 runs at the WACA on day two. Earlier in the day, Cameron Green‘s second ton of the season, along with handy lower-order contributions from Josh Inglis, Ashton Agar and Joel Paris, took the hosts to 8 for 492 dec.
Green continued his impressive recent form to help Western Australia out of trouble after they were reduced to 94 for 4 on the opening day. Resuming on 95, Green brought up his ton on the fifth ball he faced, with the No. 7 Inglis batting on 44 at the other end. The duo went on to put up a 139-run stand to take the team’s total past 300, before Adam Zampa got the breakthrough by pinning Green in front for 126.
Inglis, joined by Agar, then cruised to his highest first-class score of 91, while the latter also brought up a half-century of his own. Zampa came back to dismiss Inglis shortly before lunch but another fruitful partnership, between Agar and Paris, followed. The pair went on to add 102 for the eighth wicket before Zampa made Agar his third victim. Western Australia declared at that point.
In response, South Australia lost their opener Jake Weatherald within the first six overs following which Henry Hunt and Callum Ferguson came together for a 45-run second-wicket stand. David Moody triggered a mini collapse with Ferguson’s wicket, as South Australia lost four wickets for 24 runs in the middle, with Marcus Stoinis picking two wickets and Paris snaring one. Liam Scott then joined captain Alex Carey at the crease, as they pushed the total past 100. Scott was run out in the last over bowled on the day, after which Zampa joined Carey at the crease and the duo are set to resume batting tomorrow.