Cricket News By TODAYLIVESCORE.INFO - Sam Whiteman's 151* fuels Western Australia's strong start. Western Australia captain Sam Whiteman led the way for his side with unbeaten 151
Western Australia captain Sam Whiteman led the way for his side with unbeaten 151
Tasmania vs Western Australia
Western Australia captain Sam Whiteman led the way for his side with unbeaten 151 as his side snatched the early honours against Tasmania in Hobart. Asked to bat, Western Australia were stung early by four dismissals – for just 47 runs – before Whiteman and Josh Philippe put together a fighting comeback. They added 105 runs as the latter scored a half-century.
Once Philippe became Lawrence Neil-Smith's third scalp of the innings, Whiteman found a counter-attacking ally in D'Arcy Short, who took just 74 balls for 67. Their stand was worth 118 runs for the sixth wicket. Tasmania broke that too, but in Jhye Richardson (43* off 41), Whiteman had another batting partner to frustrate the bowling side. The pair took Western Australia to 350/6 at stumps.
Brief scores:Western Australia 350/6 (Sam Whiteman 151*, D'Arcy Short 67, Josh Philippe 53, Jhye Richardson 43*; Lawrence Neil-Smith 3-66) vs Tasmania.
New South Wales vs Victoria
After a wickets-filled Day 1 in Sydney, there was no further action as rain washed out the entirety of the second day's play. As it stands, Victoria have 63 for 3 on the board in reply to New South Wales' 233.
Brief scores: Victoria 68/3 (Travis Dean 32*; Chris Tremain 3-23) trail New South Wales 233 (Daniel Hughes 70; James Pattinson 2-32) by 165 runs.