WA fight back in Shield spoon decider

Half-centuries from Ashton Turner and Hilton Cartwright have helped Western Australia out of a hole after losing the toss in their Sheffield Shield match against South Australia in Glenelg.

The Warriors managed to recover from 4-63 to reach 9-242 at tea on Wednesday’s opening day.

Turner swung the bat to begin the revival, scoring 79 in a whirlwind 89-ball innings, while Cartwright was more measured to reach 75 not out.

Redbacks paceman Daniel Worrall did the early damage with a wicket in each of his first two overs as the visitors slipped to 2-2.

Worrall (4-56) returned after lunch to claim the wicket of Turner caught on the boundary.

Despite the consistent fall of wickets, WA continued to find the boundary with regularity at Gliderol Stadium, scoring at 4.5 an over.

The match will determine which side finishes with the wooden spoon.


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