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Marsh wants to bat through innings like dad

Marsh has five half centuries from ten ODIs.

January 19, 2009, 2:35 PM IST
Marsh wants to bat through innings like dad

Sydney: Young Aussie opening batsman Shaun Marsh, despite winning the Man-of-The-Match award at Hobart, feels he needs to learn to bat through an innings.

The young opener, who has scored five half centuries from ten One-Day internationals before his 103-ball 78 earned him the MOM award in Australia's five-run victory over South Africa on Sunday, is said to have left the ground disheartened for not getting a big hundred.

"I have probably got out at crucial periods in both games and it has been very disappointing that I haven't gone on to get a big one," Shaun, son of former Aussie opener and skipper Geoff, has been quoted as saying.

"Personally I left the team in a bit of a tricky position so hopefully in the next few games I can bat through the innings and really do my job properly," he added.

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