Western Australia versus New South Wales – Sheffield Shield First Class-Match – Cricket News Update

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Western Australia versus New South Wales – Sheffield Shield First Class-Match – Cricket News Update

New South Wales (NSW) is up against Western Australia (WA) in a first-class match of Sheffield Shield trophy. It was a day-two of the four-day match today at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).

NSW started their first innings in pursuit of the WA’s first innings total of 150 all out in 60.5 overs. They started their innings with their openers Phil Jacques and Scott Henry. The openers could not provide their team a dream start as NSW lost their
first wicket on just 16 runs on the board. Henry was the first man to be removed. He was caught by Mitchell Marsh off the bowling of Nathan Rimmington after scoring just seven runs.

Tim Cruickshank came into the middle as a one-down batsman and started playing sensibly along with Jacques. The duo built a solid partnership of 65 runs with utmost determination and somewhat pulled their team back on track. So as NSW’s total reached to
81 they were jolted by the removal of Cruickshank. He was caught by Michael Hogan off the bowling of Drew Porter after playing a valuable knock of 32 runs.

So at the end of day-two NSW were 84 for the loss of two wickets with Jacques (38) and Simon Katich (3) still at the crease.

Earlier WA exhibited a poor batting show in their first innings. They started well with their openers Marcus Harris and Wes Robinson, who provided them a comfortable start of 48 runs. Harris was the first batsman to go back to the pavilion after scoring
19 runs. He was clean bowled by Josh Hazelwood.

After losing their first wicket on the 48, WA kept on losing their wickets at regular intervals. Only Robinson and Mitchell Marsh could cope up with the heat of the NSW’s bowlers but only for a while. Robinson managed to smash his half-century, a hard fought
fifty, and after scoring 52 runs he was clean bowled by Hazelwood. On the other hand Mitchell Marsh played a cameo of 38 runs. He was caught by Katich off the bowling of Josh Lalor. None of the WA’s batsmen could cross the 20-run mark and the whole team was
bundled up on just 150 runs in their first innings.


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