Mennie rips through NSW middle order with 5 for 39

South Australia 2 by 113 (Lehmann 53 *, Ferguson 34 *, Abbott 1-37) trace New South Wales 246 (Hughes 60, Copeland 55 *, Mennie 5-39 ) for 133 races

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Paceman for a test Joe Mennie delivered a reminder of his quality in sewing conditions, taking 5 for 39 for put South Australia in a good position against New South Wales in the Adelaide Oval.

Mennie broke the Blues' middle order for the first time on the second day after they started the day at 3 of the 124. He claimed debutante Jack Edwards and captain Peter Nevill in the four-ball space. He then caught Moises Henriques in the lead on his next turn to claim his seventh five-player tour in first-class cricket and left the Blues staggering to 6 for 141.

They soon fell to 8 by 147 before Trent Copeland, Steve O & # 39; Keefe and Sean Abbott mounted an excellent rearguard. The trio added 99 races for the last two fields. Copeland finished unbeaten in 55 of 68 balls with seven fours and a six.

He also made the initial breakthrough with the ball, eliminating Jake Weatherald for 14. South Australia was 2 for 24 before captain Jake Lehmann and Callum Ferguson consolidated with a stand of 89 uninterrupted runs. Lehmann reached 53, but Ferguson remained at 34, as the Redbacks will look to gain an advantage on the third day.


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