Victoria v Western Australia, Pura Cup, Melbourne, 4th day October 29, 2007

Hogg's five wickets sink Victoria

Western Australia 277 and 6 for 289 dec beat Victoria 114 and 164 (Hussey 62, Hogg 5-62) by 288 runs
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Brad Hogg added to his Test credentials with 5 for 62 in a Man-of-the-Match performance as Western Australia crushed Victoria by 288 runs at the MCG. Victoria resumed at 4 for 116, requiring a further 337 to secure an unlikely win, but the Warriors needed less than two hours to collect the remaining six wickets.

The script looked written when David Hussey edged behind off Steve Magoffin without adding to his overnight score of 62 and Victoria then lost 3 for 0 as Hogg caused problems. Matthew Wade misjudged a pull and hit Hogg straight to short midwicket, Michael Klinger played on to give Trent Kelly his first wicket for Western Australia, and Hogg collected Shane Harwood, who skied a top-edged sweep to slip.

Darren Wates helped finish off the task by trapping Gerard Denton lbw and Dirk Nannes was the last man to go, misreading a straighter ball from Hogg that clipped the off stump. It completed a terrific all-round match from Hogg, who claimed 3 for 21 in the first innings and belted an unbeaten 58 from 42 balls.

Brydon Coverdale is an editorial assistant at Cricinfo

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