Harris century revives WA after Bollinger strikes

Western Australia 3 for 247 (Harris 120, Bancroft 85*, Bolinger 2-14) trail New South Wales 316 (Hughes 124, Rohrer 78, Paris 4-61) by 69runs

File photo – Joel Paris claimed 4 for 61 to clean up New South Wales’ tail © Cricket Australia/Getty Images

Ben Rohrer’s 78, built on Daniel Hughes’ 124 from the first day, took New South Wales to 316 in their first innings.

Unbeaten on 62 at the start of the day, Rohrer saw New South Wales past 300 before he was dismissed early in the day. Joel Paris cleaned up the tail soon after, ending with figures of 4 for 61. Michael Hogan and David Moody chipped in with two wickets each.

In response Doug Bollinger rocked Western Australia early with the wickets of William Bosisto and Michael Kilnger off consecutive balls in the seventh over. Cameron Bancroft and Marcus Harris, however, steadied the hosts with a 205-run stand before NSW received a boost.

Harris, who hit 23 fours in his 120, was caught behind off Gurinder Sandhu. Bancroft and Ashton Turner then batted out the next 11.1 overs to see them through to stumps trailing by just 69 runs.

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Source: ESPN Crickinfo

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