Dismissing rising Test star Cameron Green is becoming one of the hardest tasks in Australian cricket after the West Australian continued a monster recent run haul with the first of what could be many one-day centuries for WA on Tuesday.
A second innings duck in last week’s Sheffield Shield match against South Australia stands as the outlier in a 10-day run spree which has netted the Test number six 511 runs, for just two dismissals.
Green, who is only 21, pounded 144 off just 101 balls, including 16 fours and four sixes in an imposing one-day innings at the WACA, which included reaching three figures off just 82 balls as he put a Redback attack to the sword for the second time in five days.
His first innings haul in the Shield game at the WACA on the weekend was 168 not out, an innings which came a week after Green also made 201 not out for his club side in Perth.
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Green’s innings overshadowed another vintage effort from evergreen veteran Shaun Marsh (113) who made his 10th domestic one-day 100 for WA.
No-one has managed to score as many 100s in the one-day competition in as few games as Marsh, who has continued to be a run-machine and has won back-to-back domestic player of the year awards.
Between the pair, Green and Marsh, who is 37, have also scored just under 1000 Sheffield Shield runs this season. Marsh has 554 and Green 531, underlying their dominance at state level.
WA finished on a mammoth 5-369 off their 50 overs with first-gamer, and Big Bash cult hero Peter Hatzoglou punished, conceding 71 runs off just eight overs.