Western Australia took on South Australia in the Sheffield Shield at Adelaide this morning and batters Shaun Marsh and Cameron Green stole the show.
The visitors won the toss and opted to bat first on what looked like a stunning wicket for the batsmen. However, it was the Redbacks who started day one well with an early wicket.
Cameron Bancroft fell for just 11 before Sam Whiteman departed after a decent knock of 44. South Australia looked in a great position at that point, but Marsh and Green came in and spoiled their party.
Twin tons from Shaun Marsh and Cameron Green
Skipper Marsh came in at three and looked comfortable from ball one. Green came in next and he wasn’t troubled either. Both players went on to score hugely impressive hundreds at the Karen Rolton Oval.
Green came to the crease after Marsh but managed to score his ton slightly quicker. He scored 106 of 161 balls in an inning that saw him smash 11 fours and four sixes. Nathan McAndrew picked up his wicket in the 82nd over.
Marsh scored 118 of 190 balls and was arguably the more impressive of the two. He smashed 14 fours and two sixes in what was a stunning display of batting, but fell to McAndrew almost four overs after Green’s departure.
Western Australia ended the day at 324 for four. If they get off to a good start on day two, they will be on their way to post a mammoth first innings total, which is bad news for the Redbacks, who have a terrible record against their current opponents.