Aussie teen's 30-year first since Ricky Ponting stuns cricket world

Western Australian teen Teague Wyllie (pictured right) celebrating his century and (pictured left) Ricky Ponting sharing a laugh.
Western Australian teen Teague Wyllie (pictured right) has become the youngest Sheffield Shield player to hit a century since cricket icon Ricky Ponting (pictured left). (Getty Images)

Aussie 18-year-old Teague Wyllie has become the youngest player to hit a century in the Sheffield Shield since cricket icon Ricky Ponting.

The Western Australian batter showed a solid array of shots cracking 15 boundaries on the way to posting 104 off 204 balls.

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WA were bowled out for 258 in the final act of the second day in Perth, giving them a lead of 78 after NSW were rolled for 180 on day one.

Despite the modest score, the day belonged to Wyllie who fell just shot of breaking Ponting's 30-year -old record.

At 18 years and 163 days, Wyllie was the youngest player to reach triple figures in Shield cricket since Ponting, who was 18 years and 40 days when he notched his maiden ton in the competition.

Ponting achieved this feat way back in the 1992/93 season.

The 18-year-old also achieved the feat in just his third first class match.

Last summer, Teague became the second youngest player to win a Shield final, behind only Test captain Pat Cummins.

The cricket world was quick to shower the teen with praise after the phenomenal achievement.

Wyllie joins an exclusive club of players to score a century early in their careers with legends such as Doug Walters and Greg Chappell younger than him.

Aussie cricket finds another star in Sam Fanning

And it appears WA have found another ace in debutant Sam Fanning.

The 21-year-old scored 32 off 161 balls at a painstaking strike rate of 19.88 to help quell the NSW attack on a bowler-friendly wicket.

Tail-ender Matt Kelly then posted an unbeaten 47 off 86 balls to ram home WA's advantage.

NSW debutant Ben Dwarshuis (4-48 off 20 overs) was the pick of the bowlers, with his early onslaught leaving WA in trouble at 3-39.

The Warriors started the day at 2-18 and Hilton Cartwright (16 off 56 balls) was the first to fall on Tuesday after being given out LBW to Jack Edwards (2-44).

Teague Wyllie (pictured right) celebrates a century in the Sheffield Shield.
Teague Wyllie (pictured right) scored a century in just his third first class match against NSW. (Photo by Will Russell/Getty Images)

Although the ball struck Cartwright on the back leg it looked as though it was going to sail over the stumps.

But WA received a couple of lucky breaks just before lunch.

Wyllie survived a confident LBW shout from paceman Liam Hatcher.

And next over Fanning was lucky to be given not out after being struck on the pads by spinner Nathan Lyon (1-42 off 17 overs).

Fanning's strike rate of 19.55 at the lunch break didn't make for pretty reading.

But his grit on a tricky wicket proved crucial in steadying the ship.

Wyllie's determination also proved vital, especially once Fanning departed.

with AAP

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