Victoria v WA, Ryobi Cup, MCG

North, Voges injured in Bushrangers win

ESPNcricinfo staff

November 16, 2011

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Victoria 5 for 317 (Wade 120, Hodge 78, Hussey 52, Edmondson 3-87) beat Western Australia 8 for 258 (Robinson 66, Beaton 54, Pattinson 3-31) by 59 runs

Matthew Wade drives, Victoria v Western Australia, Ryobi Cup, Melbourne, Nov 16 2011
Matthew Wade's excellent batting form continued at the MCG © Getty Images

Marcus North and Adam Voges were injured in Victoria's 59-run limited overs victory over Western Australia, neither able to play an effective role with the bat as the Warriors fell short of a handsome total bankrolled by a Matthew Wade century.

Wade's 120, which will further enhance his claims to play in Australia's first home Test against New Zealand in December, was augmented by 78 to Brad Hodge and a well-struck 52 to David Hussey. Together they took the Bushrangers to 5 for 317, too many for WA minus their two most experienced batsmen.

North suffered from back spasms in the field and did not bat at all, while Voges suffered a groin strain and hobbled out to bat at No. 10, merely to ensure the Bushrangers did not take a bonus point. Once that goal had been achieved, he retired hurt, thus ending the match.

Ben Edmondson claimed three wickets at great cost for the Warriors, while James Pattinson nabbed a far more striking 3-31 when the Bushrangers took to the field.

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