- Mar 30, 2020
- Victoria, Australia
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Batsmen Dominate Day 1 at the SCG
Victorian Pair, Aaron Finch and Glenn Maxwell dominate day 1, as Jake Weatherald makes a surprise claim for the opening batsmen position with a 50 to his name.
Matthew Wade won the toss and elected to bat, and his team would finish the day 6/323. However it wasn't smooth sailing as Marcus Harris was dismissed in the 2nd over of the day by tearaway Jhye Richardson. Jake Weatherald and Glenn Maxwell would than launch a stunning counterattack of a partnership before a terrible mixup led to the runout of Weatherald just before the lunch interval.
Later in the day it would be Aaron Finch and newly announced test vice captain Matthew Wade who would again put a stunning partnership together, with Wade eventaully falling to another disappointing runout for 57. Finch would finish the day 87* and is looking to make a big claim to snare a top order position in the Test match side for the tour of UAE.
On the bowling side of things it was Jhye Richardson who led the attack with 2/48 off 14 overs, while Fawad Ahmed would also claim 2 wickets, as he prepares to possibly lead Australia's spin attack against his nation of birth, Pakistan. Siddle and Neser were unable to pick up wickets, despite bowling 46 overs between them.