Western Australia v New South Wales, Pura Cup, Perth, 3rd day February 26, 2005

Voges and Worthington bury New South Wales

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New South Wales 305 and 4 for 184 (Jacques 63, Mail 63*, North 3-62) trail Western Australia 8 for 607 dec (Voges 128, Worthington 73) by 118 runs

Adam Voges and Peter Worthington made it a day to forget for New South Wales, adding 136 for the seventh wicket, and enabling Western Australia to extend their score past 600, and their lead past 300. The bowling attack, lacklustre and short of bite, could only take one wicket all morning, that of Voges for 128. Worthington battled on to 73, adding 57 for the eighth wicket with Steve Magoffin, who made 29 not out.

Taking a lesson from these lower-order batsmen, Greg Mail and Phil Jacques added 112 for the first wicket, but New South Wales lost four quick wickets after that, three of them to Marcus North. They finished the day on 4 for 184, still 118 behind. Jacques had fallen for 73, but Mail was not out on a stodgy 63.