Cricket News By TODAYLIVESCORE.INFO - Inclement weather interrupts evenly poised WA-Tasmania game. Marsh will be key going into Day 4 for Western Australia
Marsh will be key going into Day 4 for Western Australia
On a day where rain and bad light played spoilsport, Western Australia were 130 for 3 in their second innings against Tasmania at the close of play at the WACA.
The two overnight batters – Sam Whiteman and Shaun Marsh – began the day with WA at 42 for 1. The duo went on to stitch an 84-run stand before Jarrod Freeman prised out Whiteman LBW. The veteran pacer, Peter Siddle, then trapped Cameron Green LBW. At that juncture, with the match evenly poised, bad light ensured that there wouldn't be any further play. Marsh and the all-rounder, Hilton Cartwright, will resume on Day 4, with WA in front by 116 runs. Incidentally, the start of the day's play was also delayed due to rain.
Siddle bowled with nagging control and finished with impressive figures of 2 for 19 while Freeman returned figures of 1 for 13 from five overs. Day 3 also saw Riley Meredith replacing Lawrence Neil Smith as the concussion substitute. Neil-Smith was hit on the head by Lance Morris on Day 2 of the Shield game.
WA were bowled out for just 238 in their first dig, but Cartwright and D'Arcy Short shared six scalps to help the home side chart a comeback and restrict Tasmania to a first innings lead of just 14 runs.
Brief scores: Western Australia 238 and 130/3 (Sam Whiteman 49, Shaun Marsh 45*; Peter Siddle 2-19) lead Tasmania 252 (Lawrence Neil-Smith 60; Hilton Cartwright 4-23) by 116 runs.