Josh Inglis
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Western Australia sailed to their second straight win in the ongoing Australian Domestic One-Day Cup when they beat South Australia by five wickets at the WACA on Saturday.

Chasing 238, WA overhauled the target in 45.1 overs with five wickets remaining.

WA lost opener Josh Phillipe (20) and No. 3 D Arcy Short (17) for 61. However, then Josh Inglis and captain Ashton Turner got together in whittling down the target with a partnership worth 75 runs for the third wicket. Inglis went on to hit 50 off 63 while Turner fell short of his half-century by three runs. The duo fell in quick succession but that didn’t hurt WA’s chase, leaving their team at 147/4 in 26.2 overs.

The middle order pair of Hilton Cartwright and Jonathan Wells ensured the innings continued in the same fashion, with a 76-run stand. Cartwright’s innings ended on 44 after being cleaned up by Kane Richardson but Wells remained unbeaten to see through the chase on 43.

Earlier, WA’s pacers ensured SA were limited to 237/9 after their captain opted to field. Nathan Coulter-Nile landed the first blow when he dismissed Jake Weatherfield for a four-ball duck in the fourth over.

Barring Alex Carey, who hit 58 off 59, none of the top-order batsman contributed significantly. Both Callum Ferguson (34) and captain Jake Lehmann (26) got the starts but failed to build on them.

When Lehmann was out caught behind off Coulter-Nile, SA were struggling at 128/5. Alex Ross and Cameron Valente lifted the gloom, taking their total to 200 as the death overs approached. But regular strikes prevented a late flourish with Valente (47) recording the second-highest total of SA innings. Coulter-Nile finished with figures of 3/46.