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Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Warriors achieve tall target

Western Australia 218 and 5 for 363 (Davis 108, Robinson 83, Voges 76, Birt 60*) beat Victoria 301 and 278 by 5 wickets
Scorecard

A century to Liam Davis and contrasting innings by Wes Robinson, Adam Voges and Travis Birt allowed Western Australia to leap to second in the Sheffield Shield table with a mighty fourth innings pursuit to defeat Victoria at the MCG.

Set 362 to win, the Warriors achieved the target with five wickets and 11.1 overs to spare. Their chase was given its ideal platform by Davis and Robinson, who added 166 in a second-wicket partnership that was at first conservative before developing into quite the opposite.

Davis' second century of the summer took him to the top of the Australian first-class aggregates, and ensured that Voges and Birt had the target in sight when they played with a boldness that overwhelmed the Victorian bowlers.

Their stand of 119 put the result beyond doubt at a time when the Bushrangers still harboured hopes of victory, having reduced the visitors to 4 for 199 as Robinson, Marcus North and Davis departed in the space of 25 runs.

None of the Bushrangers' attack could claim more than a single wicket, with the new ball pair of James Pattinson and Jayde Herrick going for plenty of runs.

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West Aust 4th innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st8LM DavisMS Harris
2nd166WM RobinsonLM Davis
3rd25MJ NorthLM Davis
4th0AC VogesLM Davis
5th119TR BirtAC Voges
6th45TR BirtMR Marsh