WA v SA, Sheffield Shield, Perth November 9, 2013

Sayers bowls South Australia to victory

ESPNcricinfo staff

South Australia 222 and 326 beat Western Australia 230 and 210 (Whiteman 47*, Sayers 4-34, Lawford 3-41) by 108 runs

Chadd Sayers bowled South Australia to victory over Western Australia with a spell of 3 for 1 from seven overs on the final day in Perth. Set 319 to win, the Warriors had made a solid start and were 2 for 109 when Sayers began to cause problems, removing John Rogers for 31, Will Bosisto for a duck and Cameron Bancroft for 35 in his pre-lunch spell.

That left Western Australia wobbling at 5 for 114 and although Sam Whiteman added an unbeaten 47 from 40 deliveries, the Warriors never recovered from the mini-collapse. Sayers returned to claim the final wicket, that of Michael Hogan for 15, to dismiss Western Australia for 210 and wrap up a 108-run South Australian victory.

Sayers, who played for Australia A during the year and could be an outside chance for a call-up at some point during the Ashes, finished the innings with 4 for 34 and seven wickets for the match. The debutant fast bowler Trent Lawford collected 3 for 41 to add to his two wickets from the first innings.