Western Australia v New South Wales, Pura Cup, Perth, 3rd day February 27, 2005

Goodwin and North seal WA win

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Western Australia 2 for 108 and 8 for 607 dec (Voges 128, Worthington 73) beat New South Wales 305 and 409 (Mail 101, Packman 107) by 8 wickets

Murray Goodwin and Marcus North ensured that the small target of 108 set for them by New South Wales posed no problems at the WACA and took their team to an eight-wicket win on the final day. New South Wales, who began the day on 4 for 184, managed to push their score to 409 thanks to centuries from Greg Mail and James Packman. Mail scored a patient 101 at the top of the order while Packman came to the party with a bustling 107 off only 133 balls at No. 7. When Packman was dismissed the New South Wales innings came to an end, with the score on 409.

Western Australia began badly chasing 108, losing Justin Langer and Chris Rogers cheaply. At 2 for 25 Goodwin and North came together, and with an 83-run unbeaten partnership took Western Australia to victory. Goodwin was unbeaten on 49 and North on 44 when the winning runs were scored.

The win took Western Australia to the top of the Pura Cup table with 36 points. They are now two points ahead of Queensland and eight points clear of New South Wales.