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Western Australia secures back-to-back Marsh Sheffield Shield titles with victory over Victoria

Cameron Bancroft Western Australia © CA

Western Australia has won the Marsh Sheffield Shield for the second consecutive year, after a dominant 9-wicket victory over Victoria at Perth's WACA Ground.

By securing the victory, the men's team from Western Australia has achieved their second successive domestic double, having claimed the Marsh Sheffield Shield and Marsh One-Day Cup titles in the last two seasons.

Ashton Turner, who came to bat when his team was struggling at 4-53 on day two, was named the player of the match for his remarkable innings of 128 runs from 227 balls. This was the only hundred scored in the final and it proved to be a game-changing knock.

Joel Paris took five wickets and also contributed a crucial partnership of 31 runs with Turner in the first innings. Lance Morris, playing his first red-ball game in nearly four months, returned figures of 3-53 and 1-69, further adding value to the Western Australia's performance.

Will Sutherland put up an outstanding performance for Victoria, as he not only claimed 5-75 in Western Australia's first innings but also scored an impressive half-century in the second innings.

Western Australia has become the first team since Victoria's consecutive wins between 2014-18 to lift the Shield in successive seasons. Moreover, this is the first time a Western Australian team has won back-to-back titles since the summers of 1997-98 and 1998-99.

Western Australia vs Victoria, Final, Sheffield Shield

Western Australia 315/10 (119 ov) & 93/1 (24.4 ov)

Victoria 195/10 (95.5 ov) & 210/10 (60.2 ov)

Western Australia won by 9 wickets