Behrendorff takes 14 in innings win for WA

Western Australia 285 (Wells 70, Tremain 3-51) beat Victoria 117 (Christian 39, Behrendorff 9-37) and 130 (Finch 65*, Behrendorff 5-52) by an innings and 38 runs

Jason Behrendorff finished with 14 for 89, the ninth-best match figures in Sheffield Shield history, as Western Australia wrapped up an innings victory over Victoria inside two days at the WACA. Behrendorff added five second-innings wickets to his nine from the first innings as Victoria were tumbled out for 130, losing by an innings and 38 runs.

Behrendorff was just the second man in the post-war era to collect as many as 14 wickets in a Sheffield Shield game - Terry Alderman was the other, having picked up 14 for 87 in a match against New South Wales in 1981, also at the WACA. It completed a remarkable comeback match for Behrendorff, who was diagnosed with a stress fracture in his left fibula in early December.

The second morning began with Western Australia at 4 for 178, and while they were able to add only 107 to their overnight total it was more than enough to ensure they did not have to bat again. Behrendorff began Victoria's second innings by scything through Travis Dean, Marcus Harris and Marcus Stoinis within his first four overs.

Aaron Finch provided some resistance with an unbeaten 65, but the rest of the Victorians struggled, with 17-year-old Cameron Green picking up 3 for 20. Behrendorff returned to claim the final two wickets of the game, to finish with 5 for 52 to add to his 9 for 37 from the first innings, which were the fifth-best innings figures in Shield history.

Victoria 3rd innings Partnerships

1st6TJ DeanMS Harris
2nd7MP StoinisMS Harris
3rd1AJ FinchMP Stoinis
4th20CL WhiteAJ Finch
5th18AJ FinchDT Christian
6th30AJ FinchSE Gotch
7th4AJ FinchJL Pattinson
8th29AJ FinchCP Tremain
9th5AJ FinchJM Holland
10th10AJ FinchSM Boland