Test exile, young gun break record in summer opener

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Test exile Mitchell Marsh and Aussie hopefuls Josh Philippe and Alex Carey kicked disconnected their location summers successful benignant with large scores successful the Marsh One-Day Cup opener today.

South Australia won the flip and opted to vessel archetypal astatine Karen Rolton Oval successful Adelaide, but the Redbacks were soon connected the backmost ft acknowledgment to immoderate unthinkable shot striking from Marsh and Philippe.

The Western Australian brace broke the grounds for their state's highest ever second-wicket partnership, combining for 217, easy surpassing erstwhile grounds holders Justin Langer and Damien Martin who combined for an unbroken concern of 188 successful 1997-98.

Philippe opened the batting and belted 137 disconnected 116 balls, portion Marsh whacked 111 disconnected 124. Philippe deed 7 sixes and Marsh deed three, including 1 immense changeable which exited the playing arena and had to beryllium fetched by a writer covering the match.

Western Australia made it to stumps astatine 6-352. In effect South Australia struggled successful the pursuit and fell good abbreviated successful what was a somewhat rain-interrupted innings, ending connected 9-237 successful the 39th over.

There was a shining light, however, successful experienced keeper-batsman Carey hitting 128 disconnected 106 successful promising signs for the summertime ahead. He reached his period successful small much than 80 balls.

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Carey is gunning for the Test wicketkeeping occupation if Tim Paine fails to retrieve from cervix country successful clip for the Ashes, starting connected December 8.

Philippe is younger and little experienced but is regarded arsenic 1 of the champion up-and-coming keeper-batsmen successful the country, and helium volition surely travel into calculations for a Test debut if Carey is overlooked.

For Marsh, helium hasn't played a Test lucifer successful 2 years but his archetypal innings of the run could beryllium a motion of a large summertime ahead.

Mitchell Marsh of Western Australia celebrates aft reaching his period during the Marsh One-Day Cup lucifer betwixt South Australia and Western Australia astatine Karen Rolton Oval. (Getty)

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