Mitchell Marsh's ton keeps Australia well placed against India A

Mitchell Marsh feels fresh after ankle surgery in April.

Mitchell Marsh bowled for the first time after ankle surgery in India | Getty Images

Australia A skipper Mitchell Marsh has returned to his form with the bat on Sunday ( September 9), hitting an unbeaten 113 and even bowled for the first time since undergoing ankle surgery over five months ago on the second day of the four-day match against India A.

Marsh bowled just five overs but looked confident with the bat against India A, saying he followed a ‘very planned out process’ after his surgery, including " building up his running fitness and body strength” which helped him to score runs here.

His brilliant knock took Australia from 180 for six to a 346 in the first innings against India A, who are currently leading by 74 runs in the second unofficial Test at the KSCA Cricket Ground in Alur. Marsh credited his 204-ball knock to his subcontinent experience.

As per reports in Sport Star Live, Marsh told reporters after day’s play, “I’ve played a bit in the subcontinent now and I’ve leant on my experience of that. I haven't batted for a while, so you're obviously a bit nervous! But I settled into my game pretty nicely. It was good spending time out in the middle. I had a clear game plan and I just tried to stick to that.”

With this game, Marsh made his comeback into competitive cricket, as the 26-year-old was forced to skip a county stint with Surrey after damaging his ankle. 

He signed off by saying, “I’m feeling pretty fresh. I've had five months to prepare for this (four-day Tests) game, so if I wasn't ready, I would've been quite annoyed. It's (ankle) not too sore at the moment but once I start bowling in the games, I'll have a better idea.”

 

 


By Rashmi Nanda - 10 Sep, 2018

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