New South Wales 298 (Maddinson 116, Patterson 60, Agar 6-110) and 7 for 96 (Agar 4-31) beat Western Australia 216 (Turner 81, Cartwright 59, O'Keefe 5-65) and 177 (Klinger 50, Somerville 5-65) by 3 wickets
A career-best match haul from Ashton Agar was not enough to save Western Australia from defeat at the SCG, where New South Wales wobbled but reached their target of 96 with seven wickets down. The Blues started the morning at 0 for 3, but on a dry pitch offering plenty for the spinners, they lost enough wickets throughout the day to send some jitters through the camp before the task was completed.
They did not lose their first wicket until the total had reached 36, when opener-nightwatchman William Somerville was run out for 23, but his opening partner Daniel Hughes fell to Agar for 13 just three balls later. Ed Cowan made 25 and Kurtis Patterson scored 13, but no other batsman reached double figures as Agar and his bowling colleagues gave the Warriors a sniff.
However, in the end New South Wales did enough to secure their second win of the season, despite Agar's 4 for 31. He finished with match figures of 10 for 141, the second ten-wicket haul of his first-class career, and it completed a match that was dominated by the spinners, with Somerville having taken nine for New South Wales and Steve O'Keefe eight.