Lehmann hits triple century in Sheffield Shield

Published: Tuesday, November 15, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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Adelaide:Captain Darren Lehmann scored his highest first-class score with an unbeaten 301 as South Australia took command of their Sheffield Shield cricket game with Western Australia at Adelaide Oval.

Lehmann, smashed 116 runs from 87 balls in the afternoon session on Tuesday, after going to lunch on 185, and went to his chanceless triple century with a six over mid-wicket as his team declared at 552 for seven just before tea.

WA's wretched day deteriorated when paceman Paul Rofe (3-12) claimed the wickets of top three batsmen Chris Rogers, Murray Goodwin and Marcus North to leave the visitors in tatters at 96 for five at stumps on day two.

By reaching 300 in 488 minutes and 400 balls, former Test batsman Lehmann made the first triple century on Adelaide Oval since his mentor David Hookes slammed 306 not out against Tasmania in the 1986-87 season.

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