A scientific Western Australia has defended its Sheffield Protect crown, defeating Victoria by 9 wickets on the again of Ashton Turner’s pivotal century.
Teague Wyllie (43 not out) and Cameron Bancroft (39 not out) guided Western Australia to victoryThe win gave Western Australian groups consecutive triple crowns in the boys’s home competitionsWestern Australia has now gained 17 Sheffield Protect titles
Set 91 to win on day 4 of the ultimate on the WACA floor in Perth, the hosts reached their goal in 24.4 overs after shedding Sam Whiteman for a third-ball duck.
Teague Wyllie (43 not out) and Cameron Bancroft (39 not out) shepherded the Western Australians to an unprecedented ‘six-peat’ of consecutive Sheffield Protect, one-day cup and Huge Bash League titles.
Western Australia has now gained the Sheffield Protect 17 occasions.
Wyllie and Bancroft wasted little time pursuing their goal after lunch, with Wyllie having survived being dropped on 4 by Peter Handscomb at second slip off the bowling of Scott Boland.
Nevertheless it was Turner who earlier offered the defining efficiency of the match, scoring a powerful 128 to information Western Australia to a first-innings complete of 315.
Western Australia’s excellent tempo assault restricted Victoria to totals of 195 and 210 within the first and second innings respectively.
The guests misplaced 4 wickets for 10 runs to be 6-74 within the second dig, earlier than Will Sutherland dug in for a valiant 83 off 84 balls.
Combating a again damage after sending down 28 overs in Western Australia’s first innings for figures of 5-75, Sutherland smacked eight fours and a six in a late resistance aided by contributions from Mitch Perry (20) and Todd Murphy (26).
He had little choice however to go on the assault with Victoria needing to win outright to assert the title after being outpaced on bonus factors.
The all-rounder had been promoted to the captaincy throughout Handscomb’s absence on Check duties and his lion-hearted efficiency underscored why he’s seen as one of many nation’s finest younger prospects.
Aaron Hardie (2-29) broke by earlier than lunch on Sunday to have Sutherland caught at lengthy off and Murphy at level.
Handscomb (52) was the one different batter to succeed in double figures in Victoria’s second dig.
Victoria’s first innings was notable for opener Ash Chandrasinghe’s unbeaten 46 off 280 balls and nearly seven hours on the crease.
Matt Kelly (2-50, 4-41) led a Western Australian tempo battery that outperformed Victoria’s assault throughout the length of the match.
Joel Paris claimed 5 wickets for the match and a worthwhile first-innings 31 in partnership with Turner, whereas firebrand Lance Morris produced figures of 3-53 and 1-69 in his first red-ball match in nearly 4 months.