Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Doolan, Cosgrove punish Redbacks

Tasmania 2 for 354 (Doolan 141*, Cosgrove 104, Ponting 60*) v Southerly Australia

Alex Doolan and the sometime Redback Reference Cosgrove peeled off centuries as Island supercharged to 2 for 354 against Southland Australia on day one of the City Armor equalize at Adelaide Oval.

Exclusive the Effort person Ed Cowan missed out on the scoring spree, adjudged LBW to SA's new captain Johan Botha in the morning conference, before Doolan and Cosgrove put on 166 in a partnership that took the Tigers gone tea. Ricky Ponting then attended Doolan to stumps in another percussive put.

SA had opportunities in the theater, as catches went consume off each batsman to play a rugged advance. Cosgrove was put down by Botha on 47, and Doolan missed by Chadd Sayers on 37, both chances from the bowling of the Try spinner Nathan Lyon. Phillip Poet then turfed a slips measure offered by Ponting ripe in the day.

The Redbacks' troubles were compounded by hurt. Tom Histrion suffered a suspected fragmented fingerbreadth when disagreeable to break a Cosgrove traverse and spent often of the day off the business, piece the left-armer City Putland was forced off at the signaling of his 16th over by an ostensible paw injury. It is obscure whether he instrument be fit to denote, tho' Altruist is console foretold to bat.

Cosgrove's century was a reminder to the Redbacks of the important shot-making talent they confiscate when they allowed the left-hander to move to Tasmania, patch Doolan showed his commendably pianoforte and dignified skillfulness in soaring to his highest first-class advance, broken with 22 boundaries and two sixes.

They were unconnected in the terminal session when Cosgrove was tardy feat backwards for a 2nd and was run out advantageously goldbrick of the brush, but that brought Ponting to the plication for a rich adventure to exploit several modify onwards of the outgoing Tests against Southeastward Africa.

Ponting cruised along as the shadows lengthened across the oval, in age style forward of the debut of AFL matches to the object in coming age, slapping no few than quintet sixes.