Sydney Thunder’s Jos Buttler has scored an incredible century to help England go 2-1 up in their one-day series against the West Indies.
With dominant performances from England’s top order and the third match abandoned due to rain, opportunities with the bat have been limited for Buttler in this series however he made the most of his chance on Wednesday.
Buttler hit 12 sixes (the most in an ODI innings for England) and 13 fours on his way to 150 from 77 deliveries, with his second 50 coming from just 15 balls.
The final game of the series will take place on 2 March, ahead of a three-match T20 series between the two nations.
Kurtis Patterson and Jason Sangha played important roles as New South Wales defeated Western Australia by an innings and 51 runs earlier this week.
Patterson continued his unbelievable red-ball form with a 134-run stand at Bankstown Oval, while Sangha made a handy 36 before taking 2/17 from 15 overs in the second innings.
Callum Ferguson also scored 60 in South Australia’s six wicket loss to Tasmania.
The next round of Sheffield Shield begins this weekend.
In the Toyota Futures League, Sam Rainbird was impressive for Tasmania, scoring 46 not-out from 26 deliveries before collecting 3/40 and 3/23.
Rose Bowl Series
Australia has retained the Rose Bowl after beating New Zealand in Perth and Adelaide, with one game still to be played in Melbourne this Sunday.
Rachael Haynes scored an important half century to help Australia home by five runs in a tight series opener, before taking a diving catch to secure a 95-run win for her side in Adelaide.
Governor General’s XI Vs New Zealand
In the week break between Rose Bowl matches in Adelaide and Melbourne, the White Ferns travelled to Sydney to take on Australia’s rising stars.
Sydney Thunder captain Alex Blackwell led the Governor General’s XI that included Belinda Vakarewa and Rachel Trenaman.
Vakarewa finished with 1/30 from four overs, while Trenaman finished with 0/17 from two against a strong Kiwi batting order.
New Zealand won the hit-out by 166 runs.
17-year-old Trenaman has been named alongside Thunder teammate Hannah Darlington in the Australia Under 19’s squad to tour New Zealand from 12-17 March.
The four-match series will see the two sides contest three 50-over matches and one Twenty20.
Australia Vs India
Pat Cummins and Usman Khawaja are preparing for Australia’s ODI series against India which begins on 2 March.
This week Australia beat India in a two-match T20 series, after Cummins and Jhye Richardson held their nerve in a final ball thriller.
Cummins collected 1/40 from three overs in the second match, as a Glenn Maxwell century helped Australia secure a seven-wicket win.