Final, Melbourne, Mar 13-17 2009, Sheffield Shield
510 & 282/5d
(52 ov, target 593)
200 & 221/1
Match drawn
Player Of The Match
Match centre 
Scorecard summary
Victoria510(166 overs)1st Innings
Cameron White135 (282)
David Hussey113 (180)
James Hopes3/119(44)
Queensland200(61 overs)1st Innings
Dirk Nannes4/65(17)
Clint McKay3/35(13)
Victoria282/5d(51 overs)2nd Innings
Brad Hodge90 (116)
Nick Jewell75 (79)
Queensland221/1(52 overs)2nd Innings
Ryan Broad109 (132)
Martin Love*104 (154)
end of over 526 runs
QLD: 221/1CRR: 4.25 
Martin Love104 (154)
Lee Carseldine5 (26)
David Hussey5-1-11-0

The umpires decide that's it and the Bushrangers are triumphant in theSheffield Shield for 2008/09!

The Bushrangers are all hugging one another and congratulating themselves after comprehensively outplaying the Bulls in the Final.

Martin Love walks off into the sheds for the final time and his teammates and the small crowd here clap him off too. Well played in the last innings of his career. He can look back with content at his own game, even though it couldn't be perfect for him.

The Man of the Match has been announced as Cam White for his first innings 135 and 61 in the second innings to really set his side up.

The Bulls will be disappointed that the weather ruined any outside chance of an outside victory in the final. Unfortunately they dropped far too many chances to help themselves.

Bushrangers captain Cam White is obviously very happy with his team and how they performed throughout the summer. Chris Rogers, Brad Hodge and David Hussey all playing major roles with the bat throughout the summer. Hodge brought up his 10,000th run.

The Bushrangers bowling attack has been superb all year with such depth to choose from including Nannes, Harwood, Siddle, McKay, Wright, McGain providing plenty of ammunition for White to call upon.

On behalf of all of the team here at Cricinfo, thank you very much for joining us for the Domestic summer of 2008/09, we hope you have enjoyed our coverage. This is Marc Ellison saying see you all next year and congratulations to the Bushrangers!

Hussey to Love, no run
driven to mid off
Hussey to Love, no run
worked to mid wicket
Hussey to Carseldine, 1 run
punched through point to the sweeper
Hussey to Love, 1 run
clipped through the leg side

That's another Shield century for Love and what a way to finish his superb career!

Hussey to Love, FOUR runs
wide half volley and Love cracks it through the covers for four
Hussey to Love, no run
pushed back to the bowler
end of over 515 runs
QLD: 215/1CRR: 4.21 
Lee Carseldine4 (25)
Martin Love99 (149)
Rob Quiney2-0-6-0
Quiney to Carseldine, no run
played to point
Quiney to Carseldine, no run
driven firmly to cover
Quiney to Carseldine, no run
driven off the inside edge back to the bowler
Quiney to Carseldine, FOUR runs
back cut through point for four
Quiney to Carseldine, no run
defended to cover
Quiney to Love, 1 run
full delivery on middle and he whips it to deep forward square leg
end of over 501 runs
QLD: 210/1CRR: 4.2 
Lee Carseldine0 (20)
Martin Love98 (148)
David Hussey4-1-5-0
Hussey to Carseldine, no run
pushed to short cover
Hussey to Carseldine, no run
driven to mid on
Hussey to Carseldine, no run
played with an open face to backward point
Hussey to Carseldine, no run
played to mid wicket
Hussey to Carseldine, no run
played back along the pitch
Hussey to Love, 1 run
clipped to deep forward square leg
Match details
Junction Oval, Melbourne
TossVictoria , elected to bat first
SeriesSheffield Shield 2008
Player Of The Match
Cameron White
Series resultVictoria won the 2008/09 Sheffield Shield
Match days13,14,15,16,17 March 2009 (5-day match)
Bruce Oxenford
Paul Reiffel
TV Umpire
Ian Lock
Match Referee
Bob Stratford