Red­back Carey posts ton at WACA

Mercury (Hobart) - - SPORT -

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.

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