WA v SA, Sheffield Shield, Perth

Redbacks wobble despite Hughes' 92

ESPNcricinfo staff

November 13, 2012

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South Australia 6 for 209 (Hughes 92, Marsh 2-35) trail Western Australia 9 for 400 declared (Harris 114, Marsh 73, Coulter-Nile 52, Mennie 4-115) by 191 runs

Another aggressive contribution by Phillip Hughes not enough to prevent South Australia from slipping behind Western Australia on day two of the Sheffield Shield match in Perth.

The Warriors went on from their overnight 7 for 327 to a declaration at 9 for 400, Mitchell Marsh's 73 shepherding the tail.

SA's reply developed into a series of starts, Hughes the only man to pass 50 while the likes of Michael Klinger and Callum Ferguson squandered decent platforms as they closed on an unsteady 6 for 209.

Marsh followed up his runs with the wickets of Ferguson and Dan Christian, while Hughes was run-out by Nathan Coulter-Nile for 92, leaving him without a first-class century for the Redbacks this season despite going close three times.

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Posted by Sunil_Batra on (November 14, 2012, 2:43 GMT)

Hyclass is right on Hughes running, it was in shambles at the top level and if you watch his innings in the Ryobi cup this year you will see the same issues are still there. Don't agree on his form though, as he has looked better in that department.

Posted by Mary_786 on (November 14, 2012, 2:33 GMT)

Hyclass your negative comments on Hughes, Cowan and Khawaja are getting very old mate. Hughes looks good and will prove you wrong. Khawaja has already proved you wrong by being the leading shield scorer this year. Time to acknowledge the positives mate and stop being so negative.

Posted by MinusZero on (November 14, 2012, 1:05 GMT)

Ferguson probably ran Hughes out on purpose so he didnt overshadow him too much.

Posted by Meety on (November 14, 2012, 1:05 GMT)

@ katandthat3 - yep I agree. It's not like our ODI side is dominating the world. In the top order, I think only Watto & Pup are rolled gold performers, although I think Bailey deserves to be continued with. I'd look at resting Wade from ODIs & T20s, & give another keeper a go. Would you pick Richardson to fill the troublesome #3 spot? LOL! == == == Surprised that jonesy hasn't been on here saying something along the lines of Mitch Marsh = World's best allrounder & should be captain of the Ozzy side in all 3 formats!

Posted by Barnesy4444 on (November 14, 2012, 0:50 GMT)

kat, I agree Hughes is dominating 50 over cricket as he did all winter in England. Give him a go in the one day side, a few big scores would build his confidence back up.

Posted by Barnesy4444 on (November 14, 2012, 0:48 GMT)

Hughes is about to explode I reckon. He's the sort of player who can make 4-5 centuries on the trot. He raced to 80 but got tied down here scoring 10 in his last 40 balls, he just needs to mature a bit when this happens. HycIass, not positive signs from Hughes? How about making another aggressive dominating 92, is that positive? How about averaging 114 in one dayers? Did you actually see the runout? I can remember numerous times Watson ran out whoever he was batting with at test level, we were 3/1 in Adelaide a few years ago thanks to Watson. Hughes has still made more test centuries than him!!!!!

Posted by hycIass on (November 13, 2012, 23:09 GMT)

Not only is Hughe continually getting caught in slips, he still hasn't resolved his running between the wickets, not positive signs.He has got out in 90s too many times, doesn't have the mental strength to survive at the top level. So far Hughes has got out in slips nearly every time he has batted and got run out today as he is a terrible runner between the wickets. I can remember multiple occasions he got Watson and Warner run out.

Posted by Buckers410 on (November 13, 2012, 22:29 GMT)

@katandthat3, your absolutely right about that. It's a great idea and most those guys deserve to be in the team anyway

Posted by katandthat3 on (November 13, 2012, 20:38 GMT)

A real chance to revitalise the Aussie One-day side this year. Finch, Hughes, M Marsh, Coulter-Nile, Burns, Richardson should be considered if we're serious about getting guys much needed exposure at International level and in prep for the 2015 WC, it's only two years away, time to move on with the guys who are going to be there. Mike Hussey could be vital for the next Ashes so would just select him for Tests.

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