New South Wales narrowly save follow-on to ensure draw


Western Australia may nonetheless earn the best to host the Protect remaining win a win of their remaining match

Western Australia 6 for 356 dec (Bancroft 117, Cartwright 71) and 4 for 75 dec drew with New South Wales 208 (J Sangha 86, Tremain 58, Kelly 3-27, Paris 3-42)

The Sheffield Protect match between New South Wales and Western Australia at Bankstown Oval meandered to a draw after the house facet had edged previous the follow-on goal by one two runs.

New South Wales nonetheless wanted a single to keep away from being requested to bat once more when the final pair collectively however the skilled Trent Copeland and concussion sub debutant Riley Ayre simply acquired the job carried out.

Western Australia, who may but earn the best to host the ultimate, then batted out time to achieve 4 for 75 when play was referred to as to an early finish at tea on day 4.

Jason Sangha and Chris Tremain mixed to save lots of the Blues from a deadly 7 for 98. The pair placed on a match-saving 104 for the eighth wicket with Tremain notably scoring 58 for simply his second first-class fifty.

No. 4 Sangha was the mainstay of the innings with 86 from 219 deliveries however when he edged Joel Paris behind and Tremain fell to offspinn Corey Rocchiccioli there have been a couple of nervy moments.

Day two was misplaced to persistent showers earlier than Western Australia’s seam assault introduced the match again to life throughout the center session on day three by tearing by the Blues’ prime order.

Western Australia host Victoria for his or her remaining regular-season match subsequent week whereas New South Wales journey to face South Australia in Adelaide.

Earlier than subsequent Wednesday’s dwelling match Western Australia coach Adam Voges discovered an upside to the rain-marred contest in Sydney.

“The one benefit of solely bowling as soon as is that you do not put an enormous workload into your bowling group, and with such a brief turnaround hopefully everyone seems to be match and firing for subsequent week,” he mentioned.

WA have performed simply two of their six matches this season on the WACA, the latest being in October.

“It’s a easy equation for us, we have to win subsequent week and if we do this we will hopefully host the Protect remaining so clearly now we have loads to play for,” Voges mentioned. “It has been a protracted summer time for us, now we have spent numerous time over east and to get again in entrance of our household and followers [so] now we have that incentive of getting a house remaining.”

New South Wales will head to South Australia – the one staff out of competition for the ultimate – with a number of damage issues.

Coach Phil Jaques was “fairly optimistic” legspinner Tanveer Sangha might be obtainable after struggling a light concussion whereas fielding on day one.

Key pair Daniel Hughes and Moises Henriques, nevertheless, are far much less more likely to play after struggling accidents throughout the match. Skilled wicketkeeper Peter Nevill sat out the competition with a shoulder damage.

New South Wales have already used a major variety of personnel this season, and picked up a vital win in Brisbane final month regardless of a number of absentees.

Ayre was their newest debutant, having entered the match as an alternative choice to Sangha, and the spinner picked up his first wicket to return 1 for 9 from 4 tidy overs in Western Australia’s second innings.

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