Wednesday, 24 Apr 2024

WA thrash Qld to stay in Shield final race

Western Australia has dominated the second innings with bat and ball to beat Queensland by 136 runs at the WACA Ground to stay in the hunt for a place in the Sheffield Shield final.

After conceding a 37-run first innings deficit, the hosts control to beat the Bulls inside three days.

Captain Mitch Marsh's 105 was the catalyst for the WA fight back, a knock instrumental in setting Queensland 312 for victory on Friday.

The Bulls never looked likely losing their final eight wickets in the last session of to be all out for 175.

Pace bowling debutant Aaron Hardie took 4-33 to follow on from his 4-29 in the first innings while Joel Paris also ensured the match would not go into the final day with 3-47.

AAP

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