KFC T20 Big Bash: WA too good for Victoria
by CricketArchive Staff Reporter

Ground:Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth
Scorecard:Western Australia v Victoria
Player:LA Pomersbach, DP Nannes, DJ Hussey, CL White, AK Heal
Event:KFC Twenty20 Big Bash 2009/10

DateLine: 11th January 2010


Western Australia beat Victoria by 24 runs in the Twenty20 Big Bash game at the WACA Ground on Sunday night. WA batted first and made 152 for the loss of 5 wickets on a slow pitch and then restricted Victoria to 128 for the loss of 8 wickets.


The loss puts Bushrangers in danger of missing out of the semi-final spot in a tournament in which they had dominated for long.


Without injured import Chris Gayle at the top of the order Robinson and Marsh got WA off to a terrific start, racing to 57 inside the first seven overs before Robinson fell for 34. WA then lost the wicket of Marsh for 19 caught in the deep trying to hit left-arm spinner Holland out of the park.


Ronchi and Pomersbach added 36 before Ronchi was clean bowled by Nannes. Pomersbach continued his cameo and moved to 32 with three fours and a six before also being clean bowled by Nannes. Theo Doropoulos and Noffke got WA to a competitive score of 152 in their 20 overs.


The Bushrangers bowled well with Dirk Nannes starring with 2-15 from four overs while Jon Holland claimed 2-27 and John Hastings 1-30.


Victoria started slowly, losing Matthew Wade for six and Brad Hodge 12. Cameron White and David Hussey tried to get things going but they still needed 101 runs from the last 10 overs.


The pair put on 46 runs before White was caught in the deep for 31 from 28 balls. Hussey fell in the next over for 18 off 21 balls to leave the Bushrangers at 74 for 4 needing 77 from the last seven overs. The situation got worse when Dwayne Bravo fell for just seven caught in the deep off Aaron Heal who finished with the figures of 2-22.


Aaron Finch tried to help his side cross the line but he was run out by Ronchi for 14 to leave Victoria needing 39 off the last two overs. They didn't get close to pulling off the huge finish with Hastings caught in the deep for one, Andrew McDonald for 32 and the Bushrangers fell 24 runs short.


Brad Knowles claimed 3-20 for the Warriors, with Noffke also taking 2-23.



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