South Australia’s worrying Sheffield Shield record across recent seasons now includes a loss by an innings and 28 runs after the Redbacks were demolished by Western Australia at the WACA.
Three second-innings ducks amid an onslaught from the home side’s bowlers were part of the carnage as SA was dismissed for 117 runs, after injured Jordan Buckingham was unable to bat, still 28 behind WA’s huge first innings total of 444.
The result was SA’s ninth loss in its past 21 games dating back to the 2019/20 season, a stretch of matches that includes just a single win.
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That lone victory, which came in the final game of last season, came after a winless 2020/21 season.
The Redbacks have finished last on the table in four of five seasons since…