Shaun Marsh excels in the Ashes

  • Lewis Morgan
  • 8 January 2018 02:00 PM
  • Cricket News

Overseas signing Shaun Marsh enjoyed a fantastic Ashes campaign, finishing as the series’ second highest run scorer behind Steve Smith as Australia romped to a 4-0 series win after claiming victory in Sydney

Marsh plundered 446 runs in the five-match series, silencing the disquiet in the Australian media about his selection. Performances included a man of the match performance in Adelaide where he hit his fifth Test hundred and first Ashes century to rescue the Australian innings after they were teetering on 161/4.

The left-hander then struck a second century in the final Test in Sydney, enjoying a partnership of 169 with younger brother, Mitchell. Both brothers scored hundreds, with Shaun’s 156 helping Australia amass 649/9, before bowling England out to win by an innings and 123 runs

Marsh also contributed vital runs at Brisbane where his half-century gave Australia a first innings lead which would prove pivotal in the ten wicket win.

With four scores of fifty or more from just seven innings, Marsh finished the Ashes with an average in excess of 74, cementing his place in the Australian Test team for their tour of South Africa in March.   

The Australian batsman signed a two-year contract as Glamorgan's overseas player on the lead up to the Ashes and will be available across all three formats for the Welsh county. 

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