Victoria 2 for 251(Hussey 75*, Moss 76) beat Western Australia 6 for 247 (Martn 74, North 60) by 8 wickets
Jonathan Moss and David Hussey were the stars of the day for Victoria as they wrapped up a resounding eight-wicket win in an ING Cup match against Western Australia at the Junction Oval in Melbourne. Set a competitive target of 248, Victoria rode on unbeaten 70s from Moss and Hussey to reach their target in just 36.2 overs to register their first win in the ING Cup and take home a bonus point as well.
Moss and Michael Klinger set up the win with a fine opening stand of 129, with the 100 coming off just 103 balls, before Moss fell for 76. Klinger departed soon but David Hussey kept the run-chase going with an excellent unbeaten 75 off just 51 balls. Brad Hodge joined the fun and was unbeaten on 40 as Victoria sauntered home.
Choosing to bat first, Western Australia reached 42 without loss before Justin Langer retired hurt after being struck in the ribs by a delivery from Gerard Denton. A scan later revealed a hair-line fracture, putting Langer in some doubt for the first Test against the West Indies. Denton soon removed Adam Gilchrist as well, and though Marcus North and Damien Martyn put on a 106-run partnership to lift Western Australia to what seemed like a substantial total, it turned out to be well short of par score as the Victorian batsmen turned on the heat in style.
West Aust vs Victoria
Australia Domestic Season