WA v NSW, Sheffield Shield 2015-16, Perth February 17, 2016

Patterson ton leads NSW to draw

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New South Wales 316 (Hughes 124, Rohrer, Paris 4-61) and 5 for 303 (Patterson 129*, Hughes 54) drew with Western Australia 8 for 511 dec (Bancroft 144, Harris 120, Sandhu 3-110)

File photo - Kurtis Patterson scored an unbeaten 129 © Getty Images

Kurtis Patterson's unbeaten 129, his second century against Western Australia took New South Wales to the safety of a draw in the day/night Sheffield Shield match at the WACA Ground.

The first had been made at the SCG in November 2011, when an 18-year-old Patterson spanked 157 to become the youngest first-class centurion in Australian cricket history.

It has not all been smooth sailing since for the laconic left-hander, but Patterson's patient defiance of the WA attack showed that at the age of 22 he is maturing into a batsman capable of the stick as well as the twist.

Western Australia's only glimpse of a fourth innings chase for victory had arrived when David Moody bowled Ben Rohrer with sufficient time still left to manufacture a result, but Ryan Carters and Trent Copeland held firm in Patterson's assured company.

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  • Mert on February 17, 2016, 19:06 GMT

    Seems like David Warner isn't far away from having a long-term opening partner.

  • Dramit Singh on February 17, 2016, 17:39 GMT

    wow!!!!unbelievable.again run feast at the waca ground in perth.now it's absolutely clear that waca pitch has lost its pacy and bouncy nature.its a disgrace to see the nature of of pitch at this wonderful venue.i don't know how the pitch is gonna behave when they start playing test cricket at the new venue in burswood.when the curators are not able to get the pace back of a traditional pitch then it's definitely gonna be difficult to lay a drop in pitch in burswood and expect the same pace and carry of waca.

  •   Jono Makim on February 17, 2016, 16:55 GMT

    Excellent knock to guide the blues to a draw, hope he can kick on to a few more scores this season, he is a fine talent.

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