South Australia v Victoria, Sheffield Shield, Adelaide, 3rd day

Victoria follow on despite Maxwell ton

ESPNcricinfo staff

February 22, 2014

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Victoria 309 (Maxwell 119, Hussey 71, Richardson 4-51) and 2 for 93 trail South Australia 6 for 511 dec (Klinger 213, Ludeman 100*) by 109 runs

Glenn Maxwell scored a second consecutive Shield century to stall South Australia's push for victory on the third day at Adelaide Oval. His hundred could not prevent Victoria from following-on, but without it the deficit they faced would have been far greater.

Resuming on 4 for 146, David Hussey and Maxwell continued the fightback for Victoria, before Hussey was caught behind off Joe Mennie for 71. Maxwell carried on to score 119 off 162 balls, but Victoria fell away after his dismissal and were out for 309. Kane Richardson finished with 4 for 51, while Chadd Sayers took three wickets for South Australia.

Having taken a lead of 202, South Australia enforced the follow-on and had Victoria in trouble at 2 for 29. The openers had fallen in the space of six runs. Marcus Stoinis and Cameron White steadied the innings with a 64-run partnership, and Victoria had eight wickets in hand to wipe out the deficit of 109 and get ahead on the final day.

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Posted by   on (February 23, 2014, 17:04 GMT)

Glenn Maxwell comes closest to an Andrew Symonds role even though there is Faulkner .Let him get more consistent with bat and ball then maybe get him for tests.

Posted by TheWazza on (February 23, 2014, 7:07 GMT)

glenn maxwell is the 3rd ton

Posted by   on (February 22, 2014, 14:58 GMT)

maxy deserves to be in oz test squad for uae tour

Posted by Living_It on (February 22, 2014, 13:35 GMT)

Glenn Maxwell has to be selected for UAE tour. He would be near to being inside Australia's top 5 spinners (honestly think he would be equal to Doherty) and on spinning pitches he would be a worthy top 6 batsmen.

He averages over 40 and that record includes a large weighting of the start of his career where his batting was nothing compared to what it is now.

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