A terrific unbeaten 172 by Sydney University Cricket Club (SUCC) representative and SUSF Elite Athlete Program (EAP) scholarship holder Scott Henry helped the Australian Chairman’s XI pile on the runs on the opening day of Sri Lanka’s Australian tour.
Henry, who has scored four half centuries this season with NSW, helped the hosts finish on 390 for the loss of just four wickets by stumps on Thursday at Canberra’s Manuka Oval.
The stylish left hander started the rout early, reaching his 100 off 154 balls with a mix of classical cover drives, powerful straight drives and two calculated hook shots into the stands.
At times, the 23-year-old, who recently secured a Big Bash League (BBL) contract with Shane Warne’s Melbourne Stars team, treated the visiting attack with contempt.
He offered only one chance – a difficult one on the boundary which slipped through the fielder’s fingers, and tumbled over the rope for one of his 22 fours.
He will resume his innings at 10:30am today (Friday).
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