Western Australia won the toss and elected to bat  © Getty Images
Western Australia won the toss and elected to bat © Getty Images


Oct 26, 2014

Western Australia have won the Matador Cup after defeating New South Wales in  the final by 64 runs.

OUT GS Sandhu  16  c Coulter Nile b Behrendorff

OUT J Hazlewood  0  b Behrendorff

OUT BJ Rohrer 23 c Coulter Nile b Behrendorff

New South Wales 172/7    Overs 40

NSW losing their way with three quick wickets going down. Looks a very difficult task now.

OUT P Cummins 4 b Rimmington

OUT S Abbot  5  lbw Coulter Nile

OUT RGL Carters  1 b Rmmington

New South Wales 153/4   Overs 35

Bad blow there, losing Watson on 83. The equation is in favour of WA now.

OUT S Watson  83 c Whiteman  b Agar

New South Wales 135/3   Overs 30

NSW have lost Patterson but Watson is batting well on 78.

OUT KR Patterson 44 b Behrendorff

New South Wales 108/2    Overs 25

Watson is past his fifty, he’s taking chances now as NSW have accelerated.

New South Wales 77/2    Overs 20

Watson took a few risks in these five overs while Patterson too accelerated.

New South Wales 51/2    Overs 15

WA bowlers making it very difficult for Watson and Patterson to score.

New South Wales 34/2    Overs 10

Watson and Patterson still there. Western Australia bowlers still keeping things tight.

New South Wales 10/2    Overs 5

Terrible start for NSW. Watson and Patterson have to steer the side out of trouble.

OUT P Nevill 1  b Voges

OUT N Maddinson  4  b Behenderoff

New South Wales will begin their chase now.

Western Australia     255/6     Overs 50

OUT M Klinger 96  c Cummins b Sandhu

OUT S Whiteman 0 b Bollinger 

Western Australia     212/5     Overs 45

WA lost Voges and Agar in the pursuit of quick runs but Klinger still remains on 80. He has to stay till the end.

OUT A Agar 5 c Watson b Bollinger 

OUT  Voges 40  b Cummins

Western Australia     180/2     Overs 40

The New South Wales bowlers have kept things tight despite conceding two boundaries in the 38th over. Both Klinger and Voges would like to get a move on with only 10 overs left.

 

Western Australia   159/2     Overs 35

The scoring rate has picked up slightly. Klinger has past his fifty. Both Voges and Klinger have kept the scoreboard ticking with singles.

Western Australia 133/2   Overs 30

The scoring has been slow after Simmons got out. New man Adam Voges seems to be taking some time to settle down.

OUT C Simmons 47 c Carter b Cummins

Western Australia 120 Overs 25

C Simmons 46(68), M Klinger 36(60)

Simmons and Klinger appear to be consolidating. If WA have wickets in hand in the end they can mount an assault late in their innings.

 

 Western Australia 102 I Overs 20

C Simmons 35(54), M Klinger 30(44)

Simmons and Klinger have steadied the innings and will look to go for some big shots and push the scoring rate up. Simmons overcame a cautious start while Klinger has been free-flowing from the start.

 

Simmons’ innings has gained momentum with a boundary each in the last three overs.

 

Big wicket for Wales. Harris was the one who had scored most of the runs due to a slow start from Simmons. Gurinder Sandhu gets the breakthrough as Harris walks back.
OUT! M Harris c Watson b Sandhu 33(22)

 

Openers Simmons and Harris look settled now. Simmons had piled on the pressure on himself as he was stucl on six from 18 balls. But one over brought the momentum back in favour of the batting side. Harris hits three fours and follows it up with a six in the next over.

 

 

Solid start for the Warriors. Bollinger starts off with consecutive wides before Harris hits a boundary and adds three more in the next delivery. Craig Simmons also opened his account with tree.

 

 

 

Toss: Western Australia win toss, elect to bat

Western Australia are all set to take on New South Wales in the Matador Cup Final at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Sunday. The Matador Cup is Australia’s domestic 50-over competition. While Western Australia got a direct entry in to the final topping the table with 25 points, New South Wales edged past Queensland in the eliminator.

Both teams have some key players. Shane Watson will be the start player for the Wales. He is making a comeback from injury. The Wales also have a good pace attack in Doug Bollingers, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins.

Meanwhile, the Western Australians have a solid batting line-up with Adam Voges, Craig Simmons and Sam Whitemean.

Teams:

Western Australia: Craig Simmons, Marcus Harris, Michael Klinger, Adam Voges (c), Sam Whiteman (wk), Ashton Turner, Ashton Agar, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Nathan Rimmington, Joel Paris, Jason Behrendorff.

New South Wales: Nic Mddinson, Phil Nevill (c&wk), Shane Watson, Kurtis Patterson, Ben Rohrer, Ryan Carters, Sean Annott, Pat Cummins, Gurinder Sandhu, Doug Bollinger, Josh Hazlewood