Western Australia v Tasmania, Pura Cup, Perth, 2nd day October 18, 2004

Hussey and Marsh put Western Australia in front

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Western Australia 3 for 365 (Hussey 195*, Marsh 81*) lead Tasmania 258 (Cox 54, Birt 52, Magoffin 4-70) by 107 runs

Michael Hussey on his way to a big hundred © Getty Images

Mike Hussey and Shaun Marsh put on an unbroken 244-run stand for the fourth wicket to give Western Australia a first-innings lead over Tasmania on the second day of their Pura Cup match at Perth.

Hussey hit 20 boundaries on the way to his hundred, which he brought up just before tea, and remained undefeated five short of his first double century for WA. At the other end, Marsh was 81 not out, his highest score at Perth since his debut in 2001.

Damien Wright had dismissed Marcus North and Murray Goodwin in quick succession to leave WA 3 for 121, but the rest of the day was hard toil. Andy Blignaut, who was making his first-class debut for Tasmania, was wicketless.