Jake Weatherald led the best way as South Australia reached 3-115 at lunch on the opening day of their spherical seven Sheffield Defend match towards Western Australia at Adelaide Oval.
Within the first match following a two-month mid-season hiatus, Weatherald defied some high quality WA bowling to achieve 52 not out on the interval, together with 9 boundaries.
Captain Travis Head matched his teammate with a quickfire 46 off 62 balls in an innings that included seven boundaries.
The Take a look at batsman was dismissed simply earlier than lunch, caught behind off Joel Parris (2-23).
It was a blow for the Redbacks who had revived after stumbling to 2-25, having been despatched in to bat.
SA opener Henry Hunt was caught behind off Paris for 11, whereas the normally dependable Callum Ferguson was additionally caught on the wicket off the bowling of Matthew Kelly for a duck.
South Australia can ill-afford a defeat if they’re to remain in contact with the second-placed Western Australia and stay within the hunt for a berth in subsequent month’s closing.