Sports news | Sheffield Shield: Western Australia win title 17, defeat Victoria by Nine Wickets in final

Perth, Australia, March 26 (ANI) – An Ashton Turner century and brilliant spells from pacemakers Matthew Kelly, Lance Morris and Joel Paris helped Western Australia defeat Victoria in the 2022-23 Sheffield Shield final by nine wickets to clinch his 17th title on Sunday.

Western Australia, led by Sam Whiteman, delivered an upset by defeating the 32-time champions in the summit clash. Sheffield Shield is Australia’s premier domestic cricket competition.

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Victoria started the third day of the match at 122/6 with Mitchell Perry 7*, Will Sutherland 40* unbeaten at the crease.

Perry and Sutherland added 23 runs to the previous day’s score. Kelly started the day’s wicket drop by dismissing Perry for 20. Victory was 145/7.

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Sutherland mentioned his half century. But Kelly continued his dominance of Victoria’s batting, dismissing Fergus O’Neill for a golden duck to reduce them to 145/8.

Todd Murphy and Sutherland put up a sixty run stand for the ninth wicket. Sutherland mentioned his half century.

Aaron Hardie dismissed Murphy to break up the partnership, sending him back for 26 with the help of the safe hands of Lance Morris. Ultimately, Victoria hit 210 runs in 60.2 overs and held a 92-run lead over Western Australia. Captain Peter Handscomb also contributed 52 runs to this total.

Kelly was the WA bowlers’ choice at 4/41 in his 16 overs. Joel Paris took 3/55 in his 18 overs. Aaron Hardie got 2/29 in his 8.2 overs while Lance Morris got 1/69 in his 10 overs.

In the 93 run chase WA captain Sam Whiteman was caught lbw by Scott Boland for a duck. WA was 5/1 at that point.

Then opener Cameron Bancroft (39*) and Teague Wyllie (43*) sewed together an unbeaten 88-run second-wicket stand to propel WA to their 17th title.

Ashton was awarded ‘Man of the Match’ for his century.

Earlier in their first innings, Western Australia were bowled out for 315 runs. Turner’s striking of 128 runs off 227 balls led WA to a huge total. Hits from Aaron Hardie (45), Joel Paris (31) and Josh Philippe (28) were also crucial.

Will Sutherland was the bowlers’ choice for Victoria, with a spell of 5/75 in 28 overs. Scott Boland (2/40), Matthew Short (2/3) and Fergus O’Neill (1/70) were also among the wickets.

With this total, WA had a 120 run lead in the first innings over Victoria who could only score 195 in her first innings. Ashley Chandrasinghe (46), Matthew Short (36) and Mitchell Perry (33) were notable contributors for Victoria while batting.

Morris was the WA bowlers’ choice, taking 3/53 in his 20 overs. Paris and Kelly also took two wickets, while Corey Rocchiccioli took one wicket.

Short scores: WA: 315 and 93/1 (Teague Wyllie 43*, Cameron Bancroft 39*, Scott Boland 1/27) won against Victoria: 195 and 210 (Will Sutherland 83, Peter Handscomb 52, Matthew Kelly 4/41) by nine wickets. (ME TOO)

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