Mitchell Marsh's 141 makes Queensland toil

Western Australia 7 for 355 (Marsh 141, Bosisto 60, Wildermuth 3-69) v Queensland

Mitchell Marsh guides one onto the leg side © Getty Images

Captain Mitchell Marsh‘s 141 propelled Western Australia as they posted a solid 355 for 7 against Queensland on the opening day at the WACA.

The hosts lost their opener Jonathan Wells for a duck in the second over to seamer Luke Feldman, after having elected to bat first, but the 72-run second-wicket partnership between William Bosisto (60 off 131 balls) and Hilton Cartwright (42 off 45 balls) put them in a strong position. With Brendan Doggett breaking their stand, it was Mitchell Marsh at No. 4 who stitched three solid partnerships to further bolster his side – 92 runs with Bosisto, 56 runs with Ashton Turner and 98 runs with D’Arcy Short – to steer Western Australia past 300, before Feldman struck again to dismiss him.

Shortly before stumps, Short (59 off 88 balls) and Andrew Holder lost their wickets in the space of four overs to Jack Wildermuth, who finished with 3 for 69 on the day.

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Source: ESPN Crickinfo

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