Paris bowls Western Australia to thrilling win
Western Australia 6 for 436 dec (Bancroft 171, Harris 65, S Marsh 95) and 5 for 291 dec (S Marsh 109, Klinger 102*) beat Queensland 8 for 446 dec (Labuschagne 103, Lynn 101, Heazlett 89) and 257 (Labuschagne 52, Hemphrey 102, Paris 4-78) by 24 runs
A four-wicket haul from Joel Paris gave Western Australia a thrilling 24-run win over Queensland, after centuries from Shaun Marsh and Michael Klinger had powered their charge to a third-innings declaration. Paris had replaced Nathan Coulter-Nile in the Western Australia side on the third day of the match.
Chasing 282, Queensland were well on course thanks to Charlie Hemphrey, who added 77 with Marnus Labuschagne (52, 49b, 6x4, 1x6) for the second wicket and 97 with Chris Lynn (44, 68b, 8x4) for the third to take the score to 2 for 182. But wickets fell steadily thereafter, as Queensland slipped to 7 for 228, before Hemphrey and Mark Steketee steadied the chase with a 28-run eighth-wicket stand. With Queensland needing 26 with three wickets in hand, Michael Hogan struck, bowling Hemphrey for 102 (144b, 16x4). The end came in the very next over, as Paris broke through the defences of No. 10 Mitchell Swepson and No. 11 Peter George off successive deliveries.
Western Australia began the day 1 for 79 in their second innings, their lead 69. They lost Cameron Bancroft in the second over of the day, for 45 (95b, 5x4) before Marsh and Klinger took over, adding 149 off 116 balls for the third wicket. Jack Wildermuth then dismissed Marsh for 109 (119b, 11x4, 4x6) and took the wickets of Ashton Agar and Ashton Turner soon after. Western Australia declared on 5 for 291, with Klinger unbeaten on 102 off 86 balls (10x4, 4x6).