Victoria v Western Australia, FR Cup, Shepparton December 3, 2006

Bushrangers claim victory in final over

Cricinfo staff



Shaun Marsh caused Victoria problems but the Bushrangers had the last laugh © Getty Images

Victoria 6 for 237 (Hussey 61) beat Western Australia 234 (Marsh 90, McKay 3-41) by 4 wickets
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A career-best 90 from Shaun Marsh was not enough to set up a win for Western Australia as Victoria's batsmen all contributed to their side's last-over victory at Shepparton. Needing 235, the Bushrangers' chase was led by David Hussey, whose 61 was his first one-day half-century of the season.

The Warriors picked up wickets at regular intervals but were unable to spark the mini-collapse they needed to gain the upper hand. The openers Jon Moss, with 36 from 32 balls, and Michael Klinger (37) made important early runs before Cameron White kept his team on target with 33.

Steve Magoffin (2 for 41) was the only Western Australia bowler to claim more than one wicket. He gave the Warriors one final chance when he bowled Hussey in the 48th over with 12 runs needed but Adam Crosthwaite brought up the win with a four from the first ball of the 50th over.

Western Australia began poorly after electing to bat, and were 2 for 1 in the second over. But Marsh rebuilt the innings with help from Luke Pomersbach, whose 39 came from 46 balls, and Adam Voges (43). Marsh's 90 included eight fours and one six but he fell in the 45th over and late wickets from Clinton McKay (3 for 41) restricted the Warriors to 234.

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