A record 371-run partnership between Western Australian teammates Mitchell Marsh and Sam Whiteman has lifted Australia A to 9/522 at stumps on day three of their four-day match against India A in Brisbane.
Marsh and Whiteman came together yesterday with Australia 6/99 and resumed play today at 6/126. The partnership ended at 7/470 having set the second-highest partnership for the seventh wicket in First Class cricket history.
The pair batted through the first two sessions without the loss of a wicket as they continued Australia’s rescue mission and recorded their own personal milestones.
Whiteman raised his bat for his maiden first-class century before finally departing for 174 (278 balls) off the spin of Karun Nair.
Marsh celebrated his first double-ton in style, smashing a six to bring up the milestone. He was eventually run out for 211 (294 balls) with only five overs remaining in the day.
Ben Cutting wasted no time adding to Australia’s total. He hit the first ball to the boundary and made a quick-fire 11 from 14 balls before being bowled by Jasprit Bumrah.
At the close of play, the not out batsmen for Australia A are Cameron Boyce (16*) and Chadd Sayers (3*).