Western Australia achieved a remarkable victory against South Australia with Sam Whiteman’s outstanding century leading the charge. Whiteman’s unbeaten 137 was crucial in taking Western Australia to a total of 282 for 6. Bancroft’s 51 and Pope’s 3-59 contributed to the win.
Jhye Richardson made a successful return from injury, with a strong showing in the match. Despite a shaky start, Western Australia managed to chase down the target, thanks to a 96-run partnership between Whiteman and Cameron Bancroft, who played sensibly to steady the innings.
After reaching his half-century, Bancroft was dismissed, but Whiteman continued to play fluently, eventually reaching his first List A century. Richardson played a key role towards the end, smashing 25 off 16 balls to secure the win for Western Australia.
The winless Redbacks were affected by an injury to Harry Conway, who was unable to bowl. Western Australia’s victory has put them in a strong position, with a record of 4-1.
Fast bowler Jhye Richardson had a torrid start but made a successful comeback from injury. Wicketkeeper-batsman Sam Whiteman played a captain’s innings, leading from the front to secure the win for his team.
Tristan Lavalette, a journalist based in Perth, contributed to this report.