Tasmania v Western Australia, Pura Cup, Hobart, 3rd day December 5, 2007

Record-breaking Langer responds to Marsh ton

Cricinfo staff

Western Australia 8 for 511 dec and 0 for 146 (Langer 86*, Rogers 54*) lead Tasmania 343 (Marsh 117*, Bailey 68, Di Venuto 61, Magoffin 5-53) by 314 runs

Justin Langer has scored the most runs for the Warriors © Getty Images

Justin Langer became Western Australia's highest run-scorer as he and Chris Rogers reached unbeaten fifties to leave the Warriors strongly placed against Tasmania heading into the final day.

Dan Marsh pummelled his way to 117 not out, and although George Bailey and Michael Di Venuto contributed half-centuries, Adam Voges still had the option of forcing the follow-on.

Instead, he watched as Langer nudged past his friend Tom Moody's 8853 career runs in a forthright opening stand with Rogers which left them 314 ahead and set for the push for outright points.

The pair wasted no time laying into Tasmania's attack as they brought up their hundred stand in the 25th over.

Steve Magoffin added three wickets to pick up his third five-wicket haul in first-class matches as Tasmania were dismissed for 343.

Marsh batted well with the tail to help put up some resistance and his century included ten fours and a six.