Ax T20I star Josh Philippe helped Western Australians build up a large sum on the second day of the clash with South Australia.
Western Australian batter Josh Philippe has defeated a significant half-century in the Sheffield Shield clash with South Australia and has continued his ferocious shape since being rejected by the country.
Philip couldn’t impress on his recent tours of Bangladesh and the West Indies and was overlooked by the Australian T20 World Cup team, but the snab didn’t seem to weigh heavily on the wicket-keeper batter.
Philip is best known as the BBL’s Sydney Sixers powerhouse, but has shown that there are many that can be offered in long form. With a stunning batting display, he poured cold water on South Australia’s hope of recording his first win since February 2020.
It would have felt like Groundhog Day to Redbacks, who punished Philip for a century in a one-day cup clash earlier this week.
This time, a 24-year-old kid partnered with Hilton Cartwright to stabilize the ship for Western Australia after losing Cameron Green and Shaun Marsh late on the first day.
The Western Australian toyed with Leg Spinner and Philip’s BBL teammate Lloyd Pope on Friday, but the cult hero shook off his nightmare first day to demand four wickets, including Philip himself.
The whimsical one-handed catch from Pope bowling and wicket-keeper Alex Carey was a rare highlight for the field redback. Western Australia declared on 9/465.
Even after entering the first century on the first day, Green continued to prove how much value he could add to the national team as an all-rounder this summer.
The 6ft5 beast belted 300 from the last four shield games on Friday, but didn’t look out of place with the ball on Saturday either.
After the West Australian proclaimed, Redbacks lost two wickets before the end of the day. However, new hires Jake Carder and test star Travis Head seemed ready to illuminate the South Australian path.
After breaking out of the strong form of playing List A cricket in England in the winter, Head needs to impress his home soil to win a test recall this summer.
The 27-year-old woman finally wore a buggy green on the 2020 Boxing Day test. On the stump, his side posted 164 runs and went down 2 wickets.