South Australia v Victoria, Sheffield Shield, Adelaide, 1st day February 20, 2014

Klinger ton drives South Australia

ESPNcricinfo staff

South Australia 2 for 273 (Klinger 115*, Raphael 61, Cooper 80*) v Victoria

Michael Klinger was at the forefront of a strong batting performance from South Australia in Adelaide, and his unbeaten century was supported by fifties from Sam Raphael and Tom Cooper. The hosts denied Victoria's specialist bowlers a wicket all day, and the only breakthroughs were made by part-time offspinner Glenn Maxwell.

Klinger and Raphael batted 50 overs after South Australia won the toss, adding 121 for the first wicket. Maxwell was the seventh bowler Victoria captain Matthew Wade introduced and he struck in his first over, having Raphael caught by Cameron White for 61. In the 54th over, Maxwell and White combined again to dismiss Travis Head for 4.

Having lost two wickets for seven runs, South Australia were steadied by Klinger and Cooper, and they added 145 runs in 38.1 overs. Klinger's 115 came at a strike rate of just under 42, while Cooper scored 80 at a strike rate of 64.