Alex Carey crunched a ton against the all-necessary individual NSW attack and took two crucial catches as he properties in on what appears to be an inevitable dwelling in the Australian Take a look at group.
The wicketkeeper-batsman helped put the Redbacks in articulate of their Sheffield Protect clash at Adelaide Oval, scoring 125 as the Redbacks in the end declared at 8-482 on Sunday.
In response, the Blues had been 4-177 with Take a look at opener David Warner (24) amongst the early casualties.
Carey continued to press his case to in the end transfer into the Australian Take a look at group, moving from 86 no longer out overnight to his fifth first class century.
With incumbent Australian ‘keeper Tim Paine having a disappointing sequence behind the stumps against India and admitting on the age of 36 he used to be only looking to the following sequence, Carey’s time might well maybe merely intention soon sufficient.
“I are looking to be playing as much cricket for Australia as attainable and if that intention no longer playing as much first class cricket than so be it,” said Carey, an Australian smartly-liked in the shorter kinds of the sport.
“I think devour the batting and the opportunities I’m getting on the international degree are helping me intention reduction and play first class cricket.”
Named in the squad for the since-cancelled South African tour, Carey will now win to play a handful of Protect games sooner than pondering his winter alternate suggestions – that can well maybe maybe include a UK county stint.
On Sunday, he used to be finally out trying to slog-sweep Take a look at tweaker Nathan Lyon (5-152) over the fence, caught by Josh Hazlewood at mid-on.
Jake Lehmann took up where Carey left off, clubbing an unbeaten 80 off appropriate 85 balls sooner than Chadd Sayers flayed a quickfire 52 no longer out.
Mitchell Starc’s newest develop woes continued, the Australian swiftly with figures of 0-91 from 21 overs.
Or no longer it’s been a rough few months for the strike bowler who sat out the Blues’ closing match against Victoria after the loss of life of his father.
Across his closing seven innings, including the final two Assessments against India, he’s taken appropriate four wickets at a mean of 121.
Australian teammate Josh Hazlewood plugged away with 3-77.
Warner used to be out caught behind to Carey off the bowling of Daniel Worrall (1-57), seemingly in two minds whether or no longer to recede the ball but edging anyway.
Cut Larkin (20), the in-develop Moises Henriques (6) and Daniel Solway (11) all fell in the dwelling of 46 runs as the Blues slumped to 4-115 sooner than Kurtis Patterson (86no) dug in until stumps.
David Grant used to be the capture of the SA bowlers with 2-36, including having Solway caught by man-of-the-2nd Carey.