Western Australia 241 and 377 for 8 (Bancroft 100, Hardie 99) lead South Australia 264 (Manenti 86*, Paris 6-74) by 354 runs
Cameron Bancroft enhanced his possibilities of a Check recall by posting one other Sheffield Protect century.
Bancroft’s 100 gifted Western Australia the higher hand towards South Australia of their Adelaide Oval fixture. WA had been 377 for 8 at stumps after Saturday’s third day of play, a lead of 354 runs over the Redbacks.
Bancroft’s newest ton boosts his case to switch David Warner as Australia’s Check opener when the incumbent retires from the format in January.
The WA righthander’s Protect season contains scores of 100, 57, 91 and 122. These feats comply with his stellar Protect achievements final season when he was the competitors’s main run-scorer with 945 at an imposing common of 59.06.
Bancroft’s twenty fifth first-class hundred put the reigning Protect champions in a robust place coming into the final day. He absorbed 221 balls and struck eight fours in his century, and his team-mate Aaron Hardie narrowly missed a milestone when dismissed for 99. He was given out lbw to Harry Conway after putting 13 fours and a six in his 131-ball keep.
Hardie mixed with Bancroft for a century stand earlier than the latter fell simply after his milestone towards the second new ball, edging Nathan McAndrew behind.
Sam Whiteman made 51 in a 104-run opening stand with Bancroft to proceed his good kind however was run out by a direct hit from Jake Carder though replays confirmed it was a really shut name.
Conway, Wes Agar and Ben Manenti took two wickets every for the house facet to make sure WA by no means obtained away from them however they might want to bat properly on the ultimate day if they’re to win or keep away from defeat.