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Feb 13, 2014
Shaun Marsh marked his return to Test cricket with a fighting century as Australia overcame a poor start on the first day of the first Test against South Africa, AFP reported.
Australia were 297 for four at the close. They were reeling at 98 for four after being sent in to bat but Marsh (122 not out) and Steven Smith (91 not out) added an unbeaten 199 for the fifth wicket with positive stroke play.
“Shaun was amazing all day,” said Smith. “He let the ball come into his areas, left really well and capitalised when they bowled in his areas.”
Smith said Australia were in a good position against the world champions.
Australia 297 for 4 (Shaun Marsh 122*, Steven Smith 91*; Dale Steyn 2 for 54) vs South Africa.
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