JASON Sangha has reinforced his reputation as one of Australian cricket’s brightest prospects with another productive Sheffield Shield outing for NSW.
The Newcastle 19-year-old, who two weeks ago scored his maiden century in only his third Shield match, followed up with solid contributions in NSW’s clash with Queensland at Canberra’s Manuka Oval.
Batting at No.5, he compiled a patient 27 from 65 balls in the first innings, helping the Blues reach 279.
In his second dig, with NSW chasing quick runs before their declaration on Sunday afternoon, he delivered a quikfire 32 not out from only 21 balls, with three fours and a six.
His unbroken 57-run partnership with opener Nick Larkin (175) came in only 43 balls, allowing the Blues to declare an hour before stumps on day three, setting Queensland a target of 380 for victory.
In his four Shield games thus far, Sangha is averaging 36.8 with the bat – which includes a pair of ducks in his second game, against Victoria.
He has also chipped in with three wickets for 94 runs with his leg spinners.