Victoria v Western Australia, Sheffield Shield, Melbourne, 4th day December 6, 2017

Wells and Bosisto secure draw for Western Australia

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Western Australia 243 (Bosisto 57, Ahmed 3-58, Holland 3-60) and 3 for 281 (Wells 107, Bosisto 98) drew with Victoria 450 (Maxwell 96, Gotch 98, Agar 4-119)
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William Bosisto grafted a 300-ball 98 © Getty Images

Western Australia opener Jon Wells scored the third hundred of his first-class career as the Warriors frustrated Victoria by playing out a draw on the final day at the MCG. Fellow opener Will Bosisto fell just short of a century himself, caught behind off the bowling of Chris Tremain for 98, but the 195-run stand he and Wells had built was enough to prevent a Victoria win.

The day had started with Western Australia on 0 for 86 in their second innings, needing a further 121 to make the Victorians bat again. The openers cruised past that mark before Wells was the first man to fall, caught off the bowling of Jon Holland for 107. Hilton Cartwright was caught behind off Daniel Christian for 13, before the captains agreed at 3 for 281 that no result was possible and they called the game off.

Victoria used 10 bowlers as the match petered out, with only wicketkeeper Seb Gotch not rolling his arm over. Mitchell Marsh finished unbeaten on 38 and Marcus Stoinis was on 16. The result means that Victoria, winners of the past three Sheffield Shield titles, head into the break in the season without a single win.

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