Western Australia’s Josh Philippe and Mitch Marsh have smashed centuries against South Australia in the domestic one-day cup opener.
Philippe (137) and Marsh (111) savaged SA’s bowlers as WA posted 6-352 from 50 overs on Wednesday in Adelaide.
Wicketkeeper-batter Philippe reached his ton from just 96 balls and, from the next ball of the innings, Marsh recorded his century from 111 deliveries.
In the first match of the Australian domestic season, the pair put on a 217-run partnership – a record second-wicket stand for WA in the one-day competition.
After the early loss of Shaun Marsh (one), both right-handers dominated the Redbacks bowlers in a partnership lasting almost 36 overs.
Philippe’s 116-ball knock featured 10 fours and seven sixes while Marsh struck 14 fours and three sixes from his 124 deliveries.
The pair were particularly severe on the Redbacks’ left-arm spinner Sam Kerber, whose nine wicketless overs cost 74 runs.
Paceman Kane Richardson (2-61) dismissed Shaun Marsh in the third over and Philippe in the 45th.
Fellow quick Wes Agar (2-68) took wickets on consecutive balls in the 48th over – both caught on the leg-side boundary.
Daniel Worrall claimed 1-61 and allrounder Nathan McAndrew, on debut for SA after shifting from NSW, finished with 1-70.Internet Explorer Channel Network