Western Australia 5 for 183 (Bancroft 73*, Whiteman 66) v New South Wales
Cameron Bancroft made a press release with a affected person unbeaten 73 to carry Western Australia’s first innings collectively towards New South Wales on a rain-shortened day at Bankstown Oval in Sydney.
In his first first-class match since notorious Cape City Check, Bancroft confronted 235 balls and struck simply 4 boundaries and a six to carry the Blues at bay after WA slipped from zero for 119 to five for 183 at stumps.
Following a delayed begin to the day which noticed 13 overs misplaced, WA made a superb begin with Bancroft and Sam Whiteman placing on 119 for the primary wicket.
They had been the sixth opening mixture WA have tried in seven matches this season and the sixth and seventh openers used, however the first to place collectively a century stand. Whiteman, opening for simply the fifth time in 77 first-class innings, compiled a well-made 66 earlier than being trapped lbw by Harry Conway.
Then the collapse happened on the again of a affected person build-up of stress from New South Wales bowlers. Josh Inglis, promoted to No. three, was bowled by way of the gate by Sean Abbott for two then stand-in captain Hilton Cartwright was out top-edging a reverse sweep off Steve O’Keefe for 9.
Will Bosisto was given out lbw to Trent Copeland not providing a stroke whereas Josh Philippe was caught behind simply 4 overs later.
Bancroft watched all of it unfold from the non-striker’s finish and survived alongside debutant Bradley Hope.