Victorian batting prodigy Campbell Kellaway has scored an unbeaten century towards South Africa’s formidable tempo assault within the Cricket Australia XI tour match at Allan Border Discipline in Brisbane.
Going through the likes of Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi and Anrich Nortje, the 20-year-old introduced up triple figures on Saturday afternoon to cement his standing as a rising star of Australian cricket.
Earlier, the Cricket Australia XI was in dire straits when Rabada and Ngidi ripped by the highest order within the morning session, leaving the hosts reeling at 4/25.
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Doran was ultimately bowled by left-armed seamer Marco Jansen for 78 earlier than Kellaway crawled in direction of his century, ending unbeaten on 105.
The left-hander smacked 14 boundaries earlier than South African fast Gerald Coetzee rolled by the tail, ending the innings with a hat-trick.
Kellaway represented Australia at this 12 months’s Beneath-19 Cricket World Cup within the West Indies, ending the match because the staff’s second-highest run-scorer with 239 runs at 47.80, together with two fifties.
He made his first-class debut for Victoria towards Tasmania final month, changing into the state’s 872nd Sheffield Defend cricketer.
Final week, Kellaway top-scored with a significant 81 within the second innings of Victoria’s 69-run victory over the New South Wales Blues, serving to the state clinch an unlikely win at Junction Oval.
“There’s a whole lot of cricket occurring in the meanwhile, however I’m having fun with it and simply attempting to soak all of it in and I’m attempting to take it in my stride and never look too far into the longer term,” Kellaway stated after the knock.
“It was good to get a number of runs on the board … we simply wished to take it as deep as we may and attempt to construct partnerships, I believe that’s an actual staff focus in the meanwhile.”
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Kellaway, the nephew of Richmond footballers Duncan and Andrew, additionally top-scored for Victoria in his Listing A debut, compiling 34 towards Queensland within the Marsh Cup final month.
“He’s obtained good shot choice, he’s obtained an excellent temperament, he’s good on the attention to observe when it comes to his method, and he’s obtained some energy to go forward with it too,’’ Dandenong coach and former Victorian batter Warren Ayres informed CODE Sports.
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“He’s obtained a brilliant future. It was a breath of recent air to see a younger batsman play so properly.’’
In November, Kellaway signed for the Melbourne Stars forward of the upcoming Huge Bash League, which will get underway on Tuesday.
The Cricket Australia XI was bowled out for 226 on day two of the tour match, giving South Africa a 121-run first-innings lead.
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