South Australia v NSW, Sheffield Shield, Adelaide, 2nd day October 12, 2010

Henriques adds to South Australia's woes

ESPNcricinfo staff

South Australia 4 for 56 (Henriques 3-11) trail New South Wales 6 for 529 dec (Khawaja 214, Maddinson 113, Rohrer 70, Haddin 54*) by 473 runs

Moises Henriques destroyed South Australia's top order after Usman Khawaja raised his first double-century for New South Wales to leave the Blues in control after two days. Afternoon rain saved the Redbacks from any further embarrassment but they will need more help from the weather to avoid defeat over the next two days.

Henriques had James Smith and Michael Klinger both caught at slip and then followed with Daniel Harris lbw, before Trent Copeland continued the procession by bowling Cameron Borgas. It left South Australia at 4 for 56 at stumps, trailing by 473 on what the Blues proved was a fine batting surface.

Khawaja began the day on 175 and he soon progressed to his double-century, in an effort that could have earned him a call-up for the first Ashes Test had it not been for Marcus North's career-saving hundred in Bangalore. Khawaja was eventually out for 214, one of two wickets for Aaron O'Brien, who also removed Ben Rohrer (70).

New South Wales batted on while Brad Haddin quickly regained his touch in his first Sheffield Shield match back from an elbow injury. Haddin finished unbeaten on 54 from 57 deliveries when Stuart Clark called an end to the innings with the Blues comprehensively on top at 6 for 529.

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  • Dummy4 on October 12, 2010, 23:37 GMT

    I have said for the last 12 months australia need to bring in Khawaja, steven smith and time to bring hughes back in and either a ben cutting or a josh hazlewood into the squad at least. Khawaja is a beautiful stroke maker, i love watching him bat, steve smith has so much talent in all aspects of the game, batting, bowling and fielding. Hughes is the best batsman in domestic cricket and cutting and hazelwood will play and do well for australia in the future. Katich, Hussey, North are all getting on in age and ponting wont be around too much longer either, dont want to lose all of them at once, start filtering them in now. By the way in case people think i am NSW supporter i aint, im a Maroon Qlder but they are the best young players coming through.

  • Ashwin on October 12, 2010, 14:34 GMT

    What else does this guy have to do to get in the Australia test squad the guy can score 100s from any batting position wake up cricket Australia selectors stop being stubborn with your selection and drop players that don't perform although this will fall on deaf years unless Australia fail to regain the ashes which is unlikely but this is engs best chance

  • Damian on October 12, 2010, 11:08 GMT

    The Blues had great conditions in 2 ways, nice and dry to bat on the first day and the fairly humid when they bowled but excuses don't mean crap in the scorebook. The redbacks will need to show some resolve and bat well tommorrow and the 4th day.

  • Dummy4 on October 12, 2010, 10:38 GMT

    Khwaja's consistent big scores,north's inconsistent form and Australia's desperate batting woes mean that Khawaja's selection should not be overlooked any longer.

    he deserves to be in squad and needs to be given chances ..and the way australia batting is going at the moment they probably need 2-3 relacements..

    it couldnt be any better timing to bring people like khawaja..

    it will be surprising not to find khwaja in Ashes Squad and will be a perfect recepie for disaster to say the least..

    lets hope there are no surprises from selection and khwaja gets his dues..

  • Thomas on October 12, 2010, 7:36 GMT

    Khawaja has done plenty more to deserve a call-up than Marcus North ever did... There are many, many Australian first class batsmen who could have achieve a century in those conditions in Bangalore.

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