Warriors win at Bellerive

February 27, 2023 5:20 pm in by


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Western Australia warmed up for next month’s One-Day Cup title defence with a six-wicket win over Tasmania set up by a stunning opening partnership.

Set a tough revised target of 190 from 24 overs following a lengthy rain delay at Bellerive Oval, Western Australia stormed to victory with 16 balls to spare on Sunday.

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Tasmania had earlier posted a challenging 6-285 before their innings was trimmed by eight balls as the rain commenced in Hobart.

But WA openers Josh Philippe and D’Arcy Short attacked in trademark fashion to put a rollicking 134-run first wicket partnership off just 15 overs.

Philippe pummelled 12 boundaries and two sixes in a knock of 85 off just 48 balls while Short cracked 49 off 43 deliveries.

Star allrounder Mitch Marsh had no time to warm up for the coming One-Day International series against India in his first outing for WA following an ankle injury.

He was sensationally run out for a duck having faced just one ball as WA lost 3-1.

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Josh Inglis picked up where the openers left off, hitting three sixes in his unbeaten 41 off 18 balls to ensure WA completed a clean sweep of all seven regular season matches.

WA’s power-hitting overshadowed Tasmania opener Caleb Jewell, who earlier scored 104 for his third 50-over ton.

There were also contributions from Tasmania captain Jordan Silk (62) and Mac Wright (44).

Ashton Agar turned in 10 solid overs of left-arm spin following his early return from the Test tour of India, picking up the wicket of Jake Doran (36) for 1-38.

With top spot already assured, Western Australia rested international Marcus Stoinis, as well as frontline bowlers Joel Paris and Charlie Stobo.

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South Australia’s win earlier on Sunday over Victoria ensured they will be Western Australia’s opponents at the WACA final on March 8.


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