Western Australia v South Australia, Pura Cup, Perth, 3rd day December 16, 2007

Dorey's five drive Warriors home

Cricinfo staff

Western Australia 332 and 3 for 61 beat South Australia 184 and 208 (Ferguson 56, Cosgrove 55, Dorey 5-82) by seven wickets
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Brett Dorey grabbed 5 for 82 in Western Australia's win over South Australia © Getty Images

Brett Dorey bowled Western Australia to their third win of the season with a five-wicket haul that brought them victory within three days against South Australia. Dorey collected 5 for 82 as the Redbacks struggled to 208 in their second innings, setting the Warriors a simple target of 61.

The home side reached their goal comfortably, finishing on 3 for 61 with their pair of formerly suspended batsmen at the crease - Luke Pomersbach was on 18 and Shaun Marsh had 23. Rain interrupted play at the WACA but there was not enough to force the match into its final day as South Australia's batting woes returned following two consecutive wins.

Only Mark Cosgrove and Callum Ferguson held Western Australia's three fast bowlers at bay for any length of time - the pair added 82 for the third wicket. Cosgrove became the first of Dorey's victims when he was caught by Pomersbach for 55 and Ferguson followed for 56.

The rest of the line-up offered little resistance, with Nathan Adcock (21) and Ryan Harris (15) the only men after that to reach double figures. Dorey bowled Adcock off his pads and had Andy Delmont caught at third slip for 7 as the Redbacks tried to eke out a respectable lead.

But Graham Manou's poor shot choice - he pulled Steve Magoffin to mid on for 5 - and Dorey's ability to wrap up the tail made Western Australia a sure thing for victory. The result did not affect the order of the Pura Cup table, with the Warriors remaining in third place and the Redbacks in fourth.


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