Western Australia (Marsh 63*, Vogues 53*) beat South Australia (Cosgrove 71, Williams 4-35) by 6 wickets
Western Australia (WA) sauntered to a comfortable six-wicket victory against South Australia (SA) in the ING Cup at the Adelaide Oval on November 12. Shaun Marsh (63) and Adam Vogues (56) put on an unbeaten 116 runs for the fifth wicket to chase down the target inside 40 overs and thus earn a bonus point. SA were restricted to a paltry 190 by Brad Williams (4 for 35) and Brett Dorey (2 for 25) .
Williams, who came in as second change, troubled the batsmen with his pace and along with Dorey, engineered a collapse in the middle as SA lost four wickets for eight runs in four overs to slip from 1 for 73 to 5 for 81. Mark Cosgrove (71) added 41 for the sixth-wicket with Cameron Borgas, who came in as the Supersub to replace the tailender Paul Rofe, to help stem the rot before dragging a wide delivery on to his stumps. Test discard Jason Gillespie chipped in with a valuable 42 to lift his side to 190 but it was never going to be enough to test the strong WA batting line-up.
WA in its reply faltered losing early wickets, including Adam Gilchrist who was run-out for 16 and Mike Hussey for 9, to reach 4 for 77 before Marsh and Vogues took them home. Gillespie, fighting for a Test comeback, went for over fifty runs and had to be contended with just one wicket.
Marsh tonked two sixes and a four off the 39th over, bowled by Dan Cullen, to ensure that WA earned a valuable bonus point.