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February 11, 2011
Western Australia 1 for 20 and 324 (Pomersbach 82, Lyon 4-81) lead South Australia 271 (Klinger 100, Smith 66, Duffield 4-56) by 73 runs with 9 wickets in hand
Michael Klinger made a battling century but it was not enough to prevent Western Australia from taking a 53-run first-innings lead over South Australia in their Sheffield Shield encounter at the WACA. Western Australia then extended the lead to 73 before the end of play, losing opener Liam Davis for 4 in the process.
Klinger and James Smith began positively on the second morning, stretching their partnership to 92 before Michael Hogan snuck one through Smith's defence to bowl him for 66. That sparked a minor collapse, with the next four wickets falling for the addition of just 35 runs, with Ryan Duffield picking up two wickets. Klinger continued to provide resistance and found enough support in Graham Manou (25) and Nathan Lyon (37) down the order to reach his hundred, but was promptly trapped leg-before by Nathan Coulter-Nile. Left-arm spinner Michael Beer then picked up two wickets, to help wrap up South Australia's innings for 271. Duffield was the best of the bowlers, finishing with 4 for 56.
Western Australia lost Davis early but Marcus Harris and Beer, who came in as nightwatchman, batted out the remaining overs without incident.
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