Maddin­son smashes de­but cen­tury

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

UN­WANTED by his old state and signed al­most as an af­ter­thought by his new one, Nic Maddin­son has scored a stun­ning un­beaten cen­tury on Sh­effield Shield de­but for Vic­to­ria.

The home side are in charge at 3- 311 against Western Aus- tralia at stumps on yes­ter­day’s open­ing day at the MCG, thanks largely to Maddin­son’s su­perb in­nings in his first Shield ap­pear­ance since his ac­ri­mo­nious split with NSW.

The three- Test bats­man blasted two sixes and 21 fours, amass­ing 159 from 282 balls. He made the most of the chance that only came due to Pe­ter Hand­scomb, Mar­cus Har­ris and Aaron Finch wear­ing the baggy green. “I feel con­fi­dent in my game at the mo­ment, so it was just about mak­ing sure I was mak­ing the right de­ci­sions,” he said.

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