Lawrence Neil-Smith Bags Five To Keep WA To 238

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Lawrence Neil-Smith Bags Five To Keep WA To 238Lawrence Neil-Smith ended with 5 for 43.

Western Australia v Tasmania

Lawrence Neil-Smith, the right-arm pacer, bagged a five-for as Western Australia were bowled out for a rather modest total of 238 on the opening day of their Sheffield Shield game versus Tasmania at the WACA in Perth. The visitors were 8 for 1 at stumps, still trailing by 230 runs. Gabe Bell, Neil-Smith and Beau Webster had shared the early spoils to reduce WA to a precariously placed 80 for 5. At that point, Josh Philippe, the wicket-keeper, propped up the innings with a 143-ball 60. D'Arcy Short (24) and Jhye Richardson (34) also played useful hands to propel the side past the respectable 200-run mark. The veteran seamer Peter Siddle and Neil-Smith then provided the finishing touches by polishing off the lower-order. WA, though, ended the day on a good note with Richardson bagging the scalp of the opener, Tim Ward, for no score.

Brief scores: Western Australia 238 (Josh Philippe 60; Lawrence Neil-Smith 5-43) lead Tasmania 8/1 (Jhye Richardson 1-5) by 230 runs.

South Australia v Queensland

Usman Khawaja led from the front with an undefeated 287-ball 158 as Queensland continued to chart a remarkable turnaround against South Australia in Adelaide. At the close of play on Day 3, Queensland were 370 for 4, in front by 242 runs. Queensland, who began the day at 63 for 2, lost Marnus Labuschagne with the score reading 137. After Labuschagne was dismissed, Khawaja found an able ally in Matt Renshaw as the pair added 68 for the fourth wicket. Just then, against the run of play, Renshaw was dislodged by Nathan McAndrew. However, South Australia couldn't make another breakthrough for the rest of the day with the pair of Khawaja and Jimmy Peirson sharing an unbeaten alliance of 165 for the fifth wicket.

Brief scores: Queensland 152 and 370/4 (Usman Khawaja 158* Jimmy Peirson 89*; Nathan McAndrew 2-85 ) lead South Australia 280 (Harry Nielsen 71, Travis Head 55; Mark Steketee 7-44) by 242 runs.

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