CRICKET: Bunbury cricket product Sam Whiteman is having arguably the best week of his life while making his debut for the Australia A side.
Whiteman is competing in a month-long series that pits Australia A against India A, South Africa A and the National Performance Squad.
Before the tournament Whiteman told reporters "I just want to do my job with the gloves and keep really well."
"Hopefully I get a few opportunities to have a bat and try and chip in a few runs."
Three days into the game against India the Australian's were well and truly on the back foot.
WATCH: Sam Whiteman talks to the media after registering his maiden first-class hundred.
Batting first India A put a massive 9/475dec. on the board which featured 219 from Naman Ojha.
The game looked like it would soon be over with Australia collapsing to 6/99.
Then the only two West Australians in the team in Whiteman and Shaun Marsh came together at the crease.
The pair blasted the ball to all parts of the ground with the partnership broken at 7/470 when Whiteman was dismissed for 174.
Marsh continued on his way and was eventually run out for 211 with just five balls left in the day's play.
Their exploits give the pair the second-highest partnership for the seventh wicket in first-class cricket history.
Whiteman then followed his batting exploits up with a fantastic catch early on the final day of play which will help push his claim to be the next Australian wicketkeeper.
VIDEO: Sam Whiteman talks about his cricketing career and future and see his outstanding catch in the second innings of the Australia A.