Cricket News By TODAYLIVESCORE.INFO - Josh Philippe's career-best innings puts Western Australia in command. Josh Philippe's career-best 129 in difficult batting conditions put Western Australia in command
Josh Philippe's career-best 129 in difficult batting conditions put Western Australia in command
Tasmania vs South Australia
Opener Henry Hunt made a majestic 134, playing a lone hand in South Australia's first innings effort of 220, as Peter Siddle (4 for 42) and Jarrod Freeman (3 for 48) kept the opposition in check on a rain-marred Day 2.
Ashes hopeful Travis Head fell cheaply in a collapse of 5 for 78 but Hunt stood strong to keep his side in the contest. Amidst the ruins, Hunt's 236-ball effort saw as many as 15 fours and three sixes and even a brisk 65-run stand with Lain Scott, who made 42. Freeman then picked up three tailenders to restrict some damage.
Tasmania were also dealt with an early blow in their batting innings when Daniel Worrall struck in third over but a 96-run second-wicket partnership between half-centurion Charlie Wakim and opener Tim Ward resurrected the innings. SA though made a late comeback in the day when Nathan McAndrew sent back both the set batsmen in the space of four overs to leave Tasmania 102 for 3 at stumps.
Brief scores: Tasmania 102/3 (Charlie Wakim 68; Nathan McAndrew 2-17) trail South Australia 220 (Henry Hunt 134, Liam Scott 42; Peter Siddle 4-42, Jarrod Freeman 3-48) by 118 runs.
Queensland vs Western Australia
Josh Philippe's career-best 129 in difficult batting conditions put Western Australia in command with a defining 152-run first innings lead against Queensland on a rain-affected Day 2 at Gabba.
Philippe shared a 101-run stand with Cameron Green, who himself scored 53, en route his second century of the summer that propelled his side to 281 in their first innings. Queensland though were a bowler short after Michael Nesser was deemed unfit to take the field having sustained a low grade hamstring injury on the opening day of the contest, but Mark Steketee made his case for an Ashes call-up with figures of 4 for 74, including the two top-scorers Green and Phillippe.
Rain, that arrived shortly before Tea, had the last laugh on the day, allowing Western Australia only 4.2 overs to bowl at Queensland who managed to bring their deficit down by just one and still trailed by 151 when stumps were called prematurely.
Brief scores: Queensland 1-0 trail Western Australia 281 (Josh Philippe129, Cameron Green 53; Mark Steketee 4-74) by 151 runs.