Steven Smith holds the spoils

NSW v WA, Sheffield Shield final, Canberra, 5th day

NSW claim Shield after Smith ton

If the Sheffield Shield final petered out inevitably to a dull draw in front of a small gathering at Manuka Oval, then there was no fizz lacking in the celebrations of a New South Wales team toasting their first domestic title since 2008

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Jason Behrendorff celebrates a wicket

NSW v WA, Sheffield Shield final, Canberra, 4th day

NSW on brink of title after rainy day

New South Wales are effectively one day away from lifting the Sheffield Shield after most of the fourth day of the final against Western Australia was washed out in Canberra

Josh Hazlewood sends down a delivery

NSW v WA, Sheffield Shield final, Canberra, 3rd day

Hazlewood's six puts NSW on path toward title

Josh Hazlewood's six-wicket haul kept New South Wales firmly in control of the Sheffield Shield final, despite Mitchell Marsh's efforts to drag Western Australia back into the contest with an unbeaten 92

Moises Henriques toasts his century

NSW v WA, Sheffield Shield final, Canberra, 2nd day

Hazlewood, Henriques stun Warriors

Josh Hazlewood shattered Western Australia's top order in an extraordinary burst late on day two of the Sheffield Shield final

Steve Smith drives

NSW v WA, Sheffield Shield final, Canberra, 1st day

Western Australia strike back with reverse swing

Not only was day one of Canberra's first Sheffield Shield final a pleasingly twisting contest between New South Wales and Western Australia, it was also a neat encapsulation of the new skills being honed by the shift away from seaming pitches

Steve O'Keefe took three wickets to help reduce Western Australia to 232 for 9

NSW v Western Australia, Sheffield Shield Final, Canberra

Blues, Warriors emerge from chaos

New South Wales and Western Australia will compete the Sheffield Shield final, with both having battled internal politics and disciplinary issues to reach the stage

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Michael Clarke was tested by a barrage of short balls

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Clarke fractured shoulder during Cape Town ton

Scans have revealed that Michael Clarke suffered a fractured shoulder during his gutsy century in the Cape Town Test, an innings that featured a sustained bouncer barrage from Morne Morkel

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Rob Quiney hit 89 as Victoria built a strong lead

Victoria v Qld, Sheffield Shield, Melbourne, 4th day

Quiney ton keeps Queensland out of final

An unbeaten century from Rob Quiney denied Queensland the victory they needed to reach the Sheffield Shield final and ensured Western Australia would play in their first decider for 15 years

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Steve Smith's 63 extended New South Wales' lead

NSW v WA, Sheffield Shield, Canberra, 4th day

New South Wales to host Shield final

New South Wales will host the Sheffield Shield final in Canberra after their captain Steven Smith played a key role in steering them to a tense three-wicket win over Western Australia