Patient batting to start off from Daniel Hughes and Jack Edwards for NSW.
The top and middle order may have continued to flop through average single and bare double figure scores.
It’s the reason why they lost a couple of early wickets.
But the tail end of Daniel Sams and Steven O’Keefe contributed well by letting the bat do the talking on 30 & 20 respectively.
Although, despite scoring 50, it’s a real kick in the teeth for Hughes by not getting a 100.
Jay Lenton will feel sorry for the straight ball drive hitting the opposite stump & Hughes failed to back up his crease on time.
To make matters worse, so much sloppy fielding through two overthrows.
Their bowling didn’t attack straight enough and instead bowled a lot of short balls.
It made Weatherald and J.Lehmann whack a lot of cross-bat shots too quickly.
And NSW must be sorry for their poor performance tonight.
But they will come back and prepare what left wrong as the home advantage could recapture their best form.
South Australia’s Performance
South Australia’s bowling looked spot on and perfect.
Adam Zampa’s tricky leg spin helped him pick up two wickets off where he bowled out Nick Larkin & caught against Jay Lenton.
Not only the lone frontline spinner has his fair share.
But a couple of seamers have done the job nicely through the perfect straight length & making the batsman play by mistiming wide ball shots.
And credit to Alex Carey who took three catches at keeping wicket.
Jake Weatherald and Jake Lehmann went in and let the batting do the talking.
They have remained calm, head staying still and whacking shots that the bowler misjudged at the right time.
Plus being flexible through the straight and cross bat shots have become a lot easy for South Australia to wrap up with big rewards.
Jake Lehmann may have fallen short of a ton as the stand-in captain for Travis Head.
But Opener Jake Weatherald has reached the innings he deserved at 106 not out.
Once again, congratulations to SA on winning tonight’s match at the WACA in Perth.