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Marsh brothers offer Western Australia hope

South Australia 251 & 268 (Nielsen 82, Cooper 49, Kelly 5-61) lead Western Australia 207 & four for 146 (S Marsh 72*, M Marsh 44, Worrall Three-58) by 166 runs

The Marsh brothers, Shaun and Mitchell, hydrate on a sizzling day Getty Images

A fluent unbeaten half-century from Shaun Marsh has given Western Australia an opportunity at chasing an enormous fourth innings whole of 313 in opposition to South Australia at Adelaide Oval.

Marsh and his youthful brother Mitchell steadied with an 83-run stand for the third wicket on day three after the chase began with the early lack of Josh Philippe and Hilton Cartwright.

Philippe was adjudged lbw to Daniel Worrall for six, regardless of probably getting an inside edge. Cartwright edged a half volley from Nick Winter to depart Western Australia 2 for 24.

But the Marsh brothers took management. Shaun Marsh continued his type cruising to 72 not out following his century within the third ODI in opposition to South Africa.

Mitchell Marsh was ultimately undone on 44, bowled via the gate by an off cutter from Worrall. Ashton Turner grew to become Worrall’s 10th sufferer of the match 4 balls later. Shaun Marsh and Will Bosisto made it via to stumps, WA nonetheless needing 167 to win with six wickets in hand.

Earlier, Redbacks wicketkeeper Harry Nielsen made an important 82 to assist the house facet set a fourth innings chase of over 300. It was Nielsen’s second rating in extra of 50 in Sheffield Shield after making a century on debut final summer time.

He was ably supported by Tom Cooper (49) and Nick Winter (38). Warriors pacer Matt Kelly picked up the final two wickets of the innings, together with Nielsen, to complete with 5 for 61.

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