Final, Melbourne, Mar 13 - 17 2009, Sheffield Shield
510 & 282/5d
(52 ov, target 593)200 & 221/1
Match drawn
player of the match
• Peter English

Unbeaten Victoria grab the Sheffield Shield

Victoria's season of dominance was confirmed as the one-sided final ended in a draw and the home players celebrated

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Scorecard summary
Victoria510/10(166 overs)1st INNINGS
Cameron White135 (282)
David Hussey113 (180)
James Hopes3/119(44)
Queensland200/10(61 overs)1st INNINGS
Martin Love41 (58)
Dirk Nannes4/65(17)
Clint McKay3/35(13)
Victoria282/5(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 run
QLD: 210/1CRR: 4.20 
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

end of over 491 run
QLD: 209/1CRR: 4.26 
Lee Carseldine0 (15)
Martin Love97 (147)
Rob Quiney1-0-1-0
Quiney to Carseldine, no run

cut to deep point

Quiney to Carseldine, no run

cut to backward point

Match details
Junction Oval, Melbourne
TossVictoria, elected to bat first
SeriesSheffield Shield
Player Of The Match
Cameron White
Cameron White
Series resultVictoria won the 2008/09 Sheffield Shield
Match days13,14,15,16,17 March 2009 - day(5-day match)
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Bruce Oxenford
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Paul Reiffel
TV Umpire
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Ian Lock
Match Referee
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Bob Stratford