Tasmania v Victoria, Sheffield Shield, Hobart, 2nd day November 14, 2013

Wade leads Victoria with hundred

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Victoria 6 for 339 (Wade 107*, Quiney 82, Boland 51) v Tasmania

Matthew Wade made his case for reconsideration at international level with his seventh first-class century as Victoria moved along to a solid score of 6 for 339 against Tasmania. On another rain-affected day in Hobart the Victorians batted through until stumps, having started the day on 3 for 119, and at the close of play Wade was still at the crease on 107 alongside Daniel Christian on 17.

It was Wade's first century in the longer format since being dropped from the Test side and he has the chance to go on and turn it into his highest first-class score on the third day. Earlier, Rob Quiney added 25 to his overnight score before he was bowled by Xavier Doherty for 82 and the nightwatchman Scott Boland compiled 51 from 212 deliveries.

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  • Mashuq on November 15, 2013, 7:00 GMT

    Pity Bailey and Doolan get a big one. I've genuine concerns about how the former will go at the Gabba.

  • Andrew on November 15, 2013, 1:06 GMT

    Good onya Wade. @Chris_P on (November 14, 2013, 11:54 GMT) - so an-inform Oz batting line up from Shield cricket could include Carters, Neville, Wade, Hartley & Dunk!

  • Hamish on November 14, 2013, 23:21 GMT

    @chris_P, as a Vic fan, I couldn't agree more. Worst keeper I've seen play for Aus and has lost us games and tried to lose us games. He has a good test average considering his inexperience and already has two test centuries. Handscomb's a really good keeper and a batsman in really good form, and his keeping has always been superior. And as we've seen, Wade doesn't mind a bowl ;)

  • Guy on November 14, 2013, 20:54 GMT

    Not convinced that Wade can make runs against quality spin. Facing Doherty in this match certainly doesn't dis-prove that point. In my opinion, Swann would have eaten him for breakfast if he'd played in the Ashes. However, he's an explosive batsman against seamers, so hopefully he can round both his batting and keeping to spin and contend for a Test spot again in a few years.

  • Peter on November 14, 2013, 11:54 GMT

    Matthew, give up the gloves! Your batting is seriously underdone, you have a much better technique than many batting contenders. I have bagged your keeping skills (or lack there-of) but have always expressed admiration with your batting. Pass the gloves to Hanscomb & move on, please!

  • Prasanna on November 14, 2013, 11:02 GMT

    His keeping need to improve by leaps and bounds before he finds a place with the Test XI.

  • James on November 14, 2013, 8:54 GMT

    Good on Wade, he needs to keep doing this regularly but most importantly get better at keeping to keep Tim Paine at bay.

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