Australia Domestic Cricket Update – November 28th, 2011
In the 14th Sheffield Shield match of the Australian domestic season of 2011-12, New South Wales (NSW) defeated Western Australian by six wickets at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), on November 28, 2011.
NSW won the toss and elected to bowl first, which turned out to be a great decision as the visitors were bowled out for a mere 150. This was quite a devastating performance considering the fact that the openers had scored 48 runs for the first wicket partnership
and the rest of the batsmen failed to capitalise on the start.
Josh Hazlewood was the star for the home team as he picked up four crucial scalps.
In reply, NSW came up with a great response and posted 441 runs for the loss of six wickets before declaring the innings. Simon Katich and Kurtis Patterson scored massive hundreds to throw Western Australia out of the match.
After facing a huge deficit in the first innings, the visitors came up with a much better show in the second innings and scored 365 runs thanks to a splendid hundred by Nathan Rimmington, who is not a recognized batsman.
NSW needed 75 runs in the last innings of the match and chased down the total for the loss of four wickets.
Kurtis Patterson was named as the Player of the Match.
In another match, Queensland defeated South Australia by four wickets at the Adelaide Oval.
The whole match was dominated by Queensland and the visitors needed 260 runs in the last innings of the match. Queensland stumbled a bit in the chase but achieved the target for the loss of six wickets. Joe Burns held the innings together for the visitors
and scored a valiant half-century.
Daniel Christian took three wickets for the home team, whereas Peter George also supported him by picking up a couple of scalps.
Christian has had a great match as he took some crucial wickets in the match and also scored a hundred in the first innings of the match. However, Wade Townsend was named as the Player of the Match because of his stunning century in the first innings of