Western Australia v Victoria, Sheffield Shield, Perth, 4th day November 25, 2013

Coulter-Nile bowls WA to innings win

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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.

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  • Daryl on November 25, 2013, 11:45 GMT

    I know he isnt young but he is definately pushing for selection should anyone fail. I think #3 would be a good spot.

  • Andrew on November 25, 2013, 8:10 GMT

    I think Pat Howard deserves a pat on the back (maybe a little premature). Look at last season, hardly anyone scoring runs - almost a complete absence of 100s being scored. The pitches are a bit more Test like, maybe too far towards dry - & suddenly we have batsmen hitting tons & have a look at the leading wicket takers! 4 of the top 5 wicket takers are SPINNERS! For the pacers - Dougy Bollinger leading the way. I think wickets taken this year should be looked at more favourably than the previous few years. == == == @xtrafalgarx on (November 25, 2013, 6:51 GMT) - I would put White ahead - he is a lot younger & I think North has a whole season of runs required to erase the poor previous seasons.

  • Dummy4 on November 25, 2013, 7:31 GMT

    Need to get Cuttsy in the WACA as his height is a real factor and he gets a lot of steppling bounce at a good pace ... We know how much England hated facing him in the warmups ... He needs to be given a long run in both the ODI's and tests !

  • Hamish on November 25, 2013, 6:57 GMT

    Disappointing from the Vics... Only White converted his start. Need to get rid of Finch - white ball specialist if I ever saw one.

    Great to see NCN dominate a game. Faster than Cutting but less consistent. Considering the necessity of four quicks at the WACA who should we go for (saying this as Patto won't be ready and apparently Bird has to iron out a technical problem)? Cutting swings it more and gets more bounce, and dominated Root + Trott and was unlucky to not have Carberry, but NCN's homeground is the WACA and we've seen Eng's weakness against real pace. I'd still go Cutting as he doesn't need the new ball.

  • James on November 25, 2013, 6:51 GMT

    My boys at WA are getting better every game. Langer has stuck with a couple of youngsters like Bancroft and Whiteman and they are starting to deliver, good signs all around. Good to see White and Marsh score centuries but Marcus North has been the star of the shield, he must be next cab off the rank for the Aussies.

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