Redback Carey posts ton at WACA
STAND-IN South Australia skipper Alex Carey has posted his fourth first-class century to ensure his side avoided the follow-on in their Sheffield Shield clash with Western Australia at the WACA.
In reply to WA’s 8-492 declared, the Redbacks were in all sorts of trouble at 7-154 early on day three.
But a fighting 143 off 200 balls from Carey helped lift the Redbacks to 353 — just 10 runs more than they needed to avoid the follow-on.
Tail-enders Chadd Sayers (47) and Joe Mennie (21no) also posted handy runs to frustrate WA’s attack. Wes Agar was the final wicket to fall when Shaun Marsh pulled off a stunning one-handed diving catch at second slip.