Coulter-Nile bowls WA to innings win
Western Australia 581 beat Victoria 198 and 345 (White 131, Quiney 53, Coulter-Nile 4-53) by an innings and 38 runs
Nathan Coulter-Nile bowled Western Australia to an innings win over Victoria at the WACA, their first outright victory of the Sheffield Shield summer, as the Bushrangers fell 38 runs short of making the Warriors bat a second time.
Although former Victoria captain Cameron White scored his first hundred of the Shield summer, his 131 was not enough after the twin tons from Marcus North and Shaun Marsh in Western Australia's hefty first innings. Victoria started the final day on 5 for 272 and their already slim prospects of salvaging a draw slipped further when White was bowled trying to lap sweep North, having added 21 to his overnight score.
It was Coulter-Nile who then caused problems when he had Daniel Christian (40) and Clint McKay (0) caught behind with the space of three deliveries, and in his next over he added the wicket of Jake Haberfield. Coulter-Nile picked up 4 for 53 for the innings and finished the match with eight victims, but it was first-innings centurion North who completed the victory when he had John Hastings lbw for 19.
After the match, Cricket Australia announced that Western Australia's Ashton Agar was fined 25% of his match fee for breaching the CA Code of Behaviour. Agar was reported by the umpires for showing dissent at an umpire's decision while he was bowling in Victoria's second innings. Agar accepted the fine, meaning a hearing was not required.