Two centuries for Matthew Elliot

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The opener Matthew Elliot completed two centuries yesterday to raise Victoria's hopes of saving their Sheffield Shield match against Western Australia in Perth. Elliot carried his bat for 104 in the first innings and when Victoria followed on 198 behind he compiled a superb 135, lifting his side to 257 for 4 at the close on the third day of the four-day game.

SHEFFIELD SHIELD (Third day of four) Perth: Western Australia 413 for 7 dec (J Langer 161, A Gilchrist 82); Victoria 215 (M Elliot 104no and 257 for 4 (Elliot 135, D Jones 70). Adelaide: South Australia 331 (P Nobes 56) and 252 for 9 (D Lehmann 71); Queensland 200 (A Border 79, T May 5-86)