Webster, Carder tons hand CA XI massive win

Cricket Australia XI 3 for 256 (Webster 121, Carder 102) beat South Australia 9 for 254 (Valente 100, Coleman 4-46) by 7 wickets

Tasmanian allrounder Beau Webster and Western Australian opening batsman Jake Carder scored centuries to deliver the Cricket Australia XI the second victory of their existence as the seventh team in Australia’s domestic one-day competition.

The JLT Cup opened on Thursday with a seven-wicket win for the CA XI, who chased down South Australia’s 254 with 19 balls to spare in Brisbane.

Victorian left-arm fast bowler Jackson Coleman picked up 4 for 46 for the CA XI and caused problems for South Australia’s top order as the Redbacks stumbled to 3 for 17 upon the loss of their captain Callum Ferguson. Allrounder Cameron Valente led a strong recovery with his maiden List A hundred, and had support from Joe Mennie (43) and Jake Lehmann (37).

But a 229-run second-wicket partnership – the fourth-highest second-wicket stand in Australia’s domestic one-day history – between Carder and Webster saw off any threat from the South Australia bowlers. Both men fell before reaching the target, Webster for 121 and Carder for 102, but by then they had done enough to ensure victory.

Source: ESPN Crickinfo

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