WA makes 6-174 against SA
West Australian Ryan Campbell struck a scorching half-century to spearhead his side to 6-174 against South Australia in the Twenty20 cricket match at Adelaide Oval.
West Australian Ryan Campbell struck a scorching half-century to spearhead his side to 6-174 against South Australia in the Twenty20 cricket match at Adelaide Oval tonight.
Campbell, relishing the theatre of improvisation in the fledgling format, smote two sixes and six fours in making 55 from just 37 balls in the twilight encounter before a crowd of about 15,000 spectators.
The evergreen Warriors opener signalled his intentions early, smacking the second ball of the innings from paceman Mark Cleary over the fence with a slicing square drive that sailed into the member's stand.
Campbell then took to moving in an unorthodox manner around the crease to disrupt the bowler, unleashing some powerful drives and cavalier slogs amid some wild air swings.
His performance was the linchpin of the Warriors innings, which featured a handy contribution from state debutant Luke Pomersbach (29 from 24 balls).
Adam Voges then iced the Warriors' innings by smashing 45 from only 27 deliveries which included four sixes - one a mammoth blow from Trent Kelly's bowling that bounced once on the member's stand roof before disappearing from the ground.
Redbacks offspinner Dan Cullen was the most successful bowler, claiming two wickets with his offspin and conceding just 14 runs from three overs, while pacemen Kelly, Cleary and Shaun Tait each claimed a wicket with the other dismissal a run out.