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Western Australia (WA) thumped Victoria by a colossal nine-wicket margin on the Western Australia Cricket Affiliation Floor (WACA) in Perth to clinch their second consecutive Sheffield Protect title. In doing so, they’ve develop into the primary crew to carry the Protect in successive summers. since Victoria (2014–17).
Moreover, with the win, WA clinched an unprecedented treble with wins in all three home males’s competitions – the Protect, Marsh One-Day Cup and Massive Bash League (with Perth Scorchers).
Talking concerning the match, WA skipper Sam Whiteman received the toss and elected to discipline first. Victoria’s opener Ashley Chandrasinghe top-scored for the facet within the first innings with 46 whereas the remainder of the unit did not carve out any important knocks. In the meantime, the rival bowling unit operated in tandem and dented the batting line-up.
Lance Morris returned a three-wicket haul whereas Aaron Hardie, Matthew Kelly, and Joel Paris acquired two wickets every to wrap up the innings. Victoria might solely handle to get 195 runs whereas WA responded with 315 runs courtesy of an imposing ton by ashton turner (128 runs).
WA lengthen domination to crush Victoria in summit conflict
Notably, Will Sutherland carried out exceedingly nicely with the ball for Victoria because the 23-year-old all-rounder scalped a five-for (5/75 in 28 overs) within the second innings. WA continued to stamp their authority in Victoria’s second innings.
Skipper Peter Handscomb scored a gritty half-century (52 off 67 balls) whereas Sutherland put up a combat as he acquired 83 runs to his identify. Nevertheless, it gave the impression to be the one highlights of their innings because the facet was finally dismissed for 210 runs thereby establishing a paltry goal of 91 runs for WA to scale.
Regardless of the early dismissal of the WA skipper within the third over of the chase, Cameron Bancroft’s and Teague Wyllie’s unbeaten knocks of 39 and 43 runs steered the facet to assist them seal their document 17th Protect title.
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