Australia’s Michael Neser helps Glamorgan get out of sticky situation

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Australia bowler, Michael Neser has recently helped his county side, Glamorgan get the better of Leicestershire in the ongoing County Championship Division Two game.

He has scored an exceptional ton and is unbeaten at 176 from 202 balls and has put Glamorgan in the driver’s seat after going past the 400-run mark.

Additionally, before Neser’s arrival, Glamorgan was 93/7, and from there on, it was a total turnaround for the side.

Moreover, Neser hit 25 boundaries and two maximums in his innings and has also brought up his 4th first-class ton.

Meanwhile, Neser is waiting to play a game for his national side, Australia in the ongoing Ashes wherein he is just warming the bench.

He was sent off to the domestic championship by the selectors as there is some time for the next Ashes Test.

Therefore, Neser has already made sure that he dazzles with the bat so that his chances of selection might go up for the 4th Test.

Also, in this game, already two days were washed off by rain in Sophia Gardens, Cardiff.

While Leicestershire were in perfect control of the game, their cover was blown off by Neser’s batting.

The bowling duo of Chris Wright and Matt Salisbury were instrumental in destroying Glamorgan’s top-order batting.

Says Neser,

It means a lot. To put that together is quite special.

Adding further, he says,

We just tried to say let’s be positive and put the pressure back on them. We had a few fortunate moments and thankfully it paid off. It started to flatten out there a lot. It was quite tricky early on, and once you got through that new ball and it softened up, it was a nice wicket to bat on.

Neser will make a return to the Australian camp by this weekend

Moreover, Neser also stitched together a 123-run partnership with fellow countryman, Mitchell Swepson as well.

Swepson scored 69 runs and ensured that Neser reached his ton and stayed firmly put at the crease.

Previously, Neser had also scored a ton against Sussex wherein he scored 123 runs before his call-up for the Ashes.

Talking about the Ashes, Australia are leading the series by 2-1. In the last game, they were defeated by England by three wickets.

Now, it’s a matter of time for Neser to see whether he will make the cut into Australia’s playing XI for the 4th Test or not.

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