Western Australia wins Sheffield Shield title after 23 years

Western Australia won the title after 23 years. Image : Getty Images

Western Australia won the title after 23 years. Image : Getty Images

Western Australia finished a 23-year dry spell by securing the pined for Sheffield Shield at the well known WACA ground in Perth on Monday (April 4). The last against Victoria finished in a draw at Lunch on the fifth day when even the smallest hint of something better over the horizon for the guests had been snuffed away.

Generally, Western Australia’s crowning ritual had been delivered approaching toward the finish of Day 4 when they extended their general lead to 393 following a 174-run represent the 6th wicket between WA’s two second-innings centurions, Aaron Hardie and Sam Whiteman. Having guaranteed the extra focuses advantage on Day 3 by outscoring their resistance in the initial 100 overs of every innings, an attract would have been enough for WA to be delegated champions.

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Jon Holland took the main wicket to fall in the meeting when he caught Joel Paris LBW. Matthew Kelly then, at that point, sewed one more stand with Hardie to own WA to lunch with the last option moving to 174* before Victoria commander Peter Handscomb acknowledged the unavoidable and settled on the draw.

The outcome implied Perth-based sides finished a breadth of the homegrown prizes this season. Western Australia as of late prevailed upon the 50 Marsh Cup while the Perth Scorchers cleared the BBL and WBBL crowns.

Brief score : Western Australia 386 & 400/7 (Aaron Hardie 174*, Sam Whiteman 123; Scott Boland 2-35) drew with Victoria 306/10(Peter Handscomb 80, Mitchell Perry 74; Aaron Hardie 3-54, Joel Paris 3-95).

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