Sam Whiteman’s Wyllie Maiden Century Hands Western Australia Control of the Test Match
In the first test, Western Australia are in control after Sam Whiteman’s maiden century, which included 25 boundaries off 311 balls. The West Australians were on 7-400 at stumps on day five, leading by 393 runs. Western Australia resumed the day on 3-313, with Matthew Hardie scoring 174. Joel Paris was trapped lbw by Jon Holland for 21.
Sam Whiteman named player of the match
Sam Whiteman was named player of the match at Wyllie in the recent Sheffield Shield match between Western Australia and Victoria. He is a former Yorkshire player who played for Western Australia at U-17 and U-19 levels. In 2009, he was selected for the Australian U-19 team. In 2014, Whiteman made his maiden century for Western Australia in a match against India A.
Western Australia’s lineup has plenty of quality all-rounders. Cameron Green is one of their best. His involvement in the national side is growing as well. Mitchell Marsh, Stoinis and Agar are likely to be unavailable for parts of the season. Sam Whiteman, who scored his maiden century in the opening day session at the WACA, is a more traditional batter rather than an all-rounder.
Sam Whiteman hits 25 boundaries in 311-ball knock
Western Australia’s batting line-up has been looking to get back on track after a poor start. The visitors have made a slow start to the day and have fallen behind by three wickets. Then they have started to make some decent runs and have taken the lead with the bat. Sam Whiteman struck 25 boundaries in his first innings and has been in fine form of late.
Western Australia have won the Sheffield Shield for the first time in almost a century. Earlier, Victoria were unable to defend their total of 114. Fortunately, their opponents were unable to score more than 114, which is enough to win the match. After batting first, Western Australia were 2-119 at the close of the first day. Whiteman led the way with a boundary-laden 63 off 85 balls. The only other wicket to fall was Cameron Bancroft, who was caught at the crease by Shaun Marsh and Matt Kelly.
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