Marsh Cup: Twin centuries from Philippe & Marsh hand Western Australia thumping win in season opener

Somya Kapoor

Somya Kapoor

Author| Sep 22, 8:43 AM

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Photo Credits: Twitter

Western Australia registered a comprehensive win over South Australia in a rain-curtailed match. Riding on an emphatic partnership between Philippe and captain Mitchell Marsh, WA posted 352/6 in 50 overs during the One-Day Cup. 

Philippe and Mitchell stitched a stand of 231 runs for the second wicket and both the batters notched up individual tons during the course. Opener Philippe top-scored with 137 while Marsh struck 111 before getting back into the hut. 

The South Australia bowlers were then taken on by Ashton Turner who chipped in with a 28-ball 46 while the D Arcy Short, Ashton Agar and Cameron Green also made valuable contributions. 

The target for South Australia was eventually reduced to 316 runs in 43 overs. 

While opener and wicket-keeper batsman Alex Carey was among the runs as he was the third batsman to score a century in the match, the other batsmen never really got into the groove and the side kept losing wickets at regular intervals and was reduced to 150/7 at one stage only to get bundled out for 237 in the 39th over. Carey carried the bat as remained not out for 128. 

For Western Australia, Jason Behrendorff was the pick of the bowlers after he returned with a four-wicket haul at the cost of 39 runs in 7.3 overs. 

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