SA v WA, Sheffield Shield 2014-15, 1st day February 16, 2015

Cooper and Cosgrove drive South Australia

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South Australia 6 for 306 (Cooper 83, Cosgrove 74, Agar 3-91)
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File photo: Tom Cooper struck 83 off 121 balls to drive South Australia © Getty Images

A collective batting effort built on three fifties and two hundred-plus stands steered South Australia to 6 for 306 at Gliderol Stadium in Adelaide.

Electing to bat, South Australia had a fine start, courtesy Kelvin Smith (56) and Mark Cosgrove (74). They added 112 for the opening partnership, before Smith became Tom Beaton's second first-class wicket. Tom Cooper (83) then registered his 20th first-class fifty and shared 102 for the fifth wicket with Alex Ross (45) to fortify South Australia. They perished in successive overs, just before stumps, but the first day belonged to South Australia.

Ashton Agar took three wickets in 25 overs, but went at 3.64 runs an over.

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