Weatherald's twin tons script SA's comeback win

South Australia 363 (Weatherald 152, Richardson 4-90) and 5 for 325 (Weatherald 143, Ferguson 88, Holder 3-45) beat Western Australia 7 for 514 dec (Bancroft 228*, Mennie 3-127) and 173 (Shaun Marsh 52, Mennie 3-28) by five wickets

Jake Weatherald‘s centuries in each innings led South Australia to a remarkable comeback victory over Western Australia in the Sheffield Shield match at the WACA Ground.

The Redbacks won by five wickets after conceding 514 to WA in their first innings – the highest losing first-innings tally in a Shield match since SA were themselves defeated by Victoria after posting 517 in 2009-10.

Following up on his rollicking first-innings 152, Weatherald played more deliberately to make 143, largely in the company of Callum Ferguson. Their third-wicket stand of 180 took the visitors most of the way to their target, before Jake Lehmann helped collect the winning runs in the final session with an unbeaten 24.

SA could not have won the match without the efforts of their bowlers, who rounded up WA for 173 in the second innings on what – as Weatherald was to prove – was an excellent batting pitch.

Source: ESPN Crickinfo

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