Cricket News By TODAYLIVESCORE.INFO - Philippe, Mitchell Marsh headline Western Australia's massive win. Josh Philippe and Mitchell Marsh added 217 for the second wicket.
Josh Philippe and Mitchell Marsh added 217 for the second wicket.
In a rain-reduced 43 overs a side contest, Western Australia downed South Australia by 78 runs via the DLS Method in the Marsh One-Day Cup. SA finished with 237 in 38.3 overs in pursuit of the revised target of 316. WA also pocketed a bonus point for their effort.
WA's massive total of 352 for 6 was built on the back of Josh Philippe and Mitchell Marsh's 217-run stand for the second wicket. The stand also turned out to be WA's record partnership for the second wicket in List A cricket, surpassing the previous best of 188 between Damien Martyn and Justin Langer against Victoria in the Mercantile Mutual Cup in February 1998.
Philippe, who ended up with a 116-ball 137, cracked three sixes in a row off left-arm spinner Sam Kerber to complete his ton. Marsh, who came out to bat after the dismissal of his brother Shaun, duly followed Philippe by reaching his hundred off 111 deliveries. Eventually, Daniel Worrall broke the stand by castling Marsh for 111. However, Philippe continued to collect crucial runs and added 56 runs in the company of Ashton Turner before he essayed a lofted drive straight to the fielder at deep cover. Once Philippe was dismissed, Turner took over the mantle of spearheading the innings and scored a quick-fire 28-ball 46. Kane Richardson was the best bowler on show for SA and returned figures of 2 for 61 from 10 overs.
SA made a quick start but for a while rain played spoilsport and the DLS rule came into play. On resumption, Alex Carey (128 not out) continued to keep the scorecard ticking over, but didn't get the required support from the rest of the batters. The point can be illustrated by the fact that Travis Head's 19 was the second highest score of SA's innings. Meanwhile, Jason Behrendorff was WA's best bowler on show and took a four-wicket haul while Andrew Tye and Ahston Agar chipped in with two scalps each.
Brief Scores: Western Australia 352/6 in 50 overs (Josh Philippe 137, Mitchell Marsh 111; Kane Richardson 2-61) beat South Australia 237 in 38.3 overs (Alex Carey 128*; Jason Behrendorff 4-39) by 78 runs via the DLS Method.