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Returning Alcohol.Think Again Western Warriors quick Jason Behrendorff admits he’s still trying to comprehend what has been a whirlwind 48 hours following his 14-wicket haul.
Behrendorff claimed 14-89, the ninth best-ever Sheffield Shield figures and the second best in WA’s first class history in WA’s emphatic victory over Victoria at the WACA Ground.
"I said to all the boys I was just stoked to be back playing cricket again,” Behrendorff told reporters on Monday afternoon.
"To take one wicket would’ve been great, to take a few would’ve been awesome. Somehow I managed to do that.
"It’s been a whirlwind 48 hours. I’m still trying to comprehend it all.”
Behrendorff also revealed he received a text message from WA great Terry Alderman, who holds the record for the state’s best ever match figures of 14-87.
The left-armer had 13-85 with one wicket to get, but tail-ender Scott Boland hit him for a boundary. Behrendorff took Boland’s wicket with the next ball.
"It’s very overwhelming to be honest,” Behrendorff said.
"I actually got a text from Clemmy after the first innings. He said ‘mate well done, really good to see you back on the park and great to see you take some wickets as well’.”
Behrendorff admitted he barely had time to think during his first innings nine-wicket haul.
"It all went by in the blink of an eye,” Behrendorff said.
"We only bowled 30 overs in the first innings. A few of the boys joked ‘what are you doing Moods, why are you taking one of the wickets?’.
"It was just our day really. We bowled good consistent line and length and we took our catches. Maxy took three pearlers in the gully.”The Alcohol.Think Again Western Warriors are next in action against Victoria on Wednesday 8 March in Alice Springs.