Western Australia Wins 2019-20 Marsh One-Day Cup Final

Western Australia Wins 2019-20 Marsh One-Day Cup Final
Western Australia Wins 2019-20 Marsh One-Day Cup Final
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An unbeaten century from Shaun Marsh has guided Western Australia to victory in the 2019-20 Marsh One-Day Cup Final, the state’s 14th domestic one-day title.

The elegant left-hander’s 101 not out from 132 balls, which earned him Marsh Player of the Match honours, steered WA to a four-wicket victory over Queensland at Allan Border Field.

After winning the toss and electing to field, a fiery opening burst from Jhye Richardson (3-35) and Nathan Coulter-Nile (3-47) reduced the Bulls to 5-56.

But a stirring rearguard from wicketkeeper-batsman Jimmy Pierson (79 from 83 balls) rescued Queensland, giving them a total of 205 to defend.

Western Australia’s reply began on similarly shaky terms as they fell to 3-23, with Australian Test squad member Michael Neser (2-34) doing the early damage.

But Shaun Marsh kept his head, combining with Marcus Stoinis (37) and then Ashton Agar (29 not out) to run down the total in the 48th over.

Queensland captain Usman Khawaja and absent teammate Marnus Labuschagne (Test duty) were named the joint Marsh Players of the Series. Khawaja made 398 runs at an average of 79.60 in six appearances, while Labuschagne scored 364 runs at 60.66 apiece in the 2019-20 tournament.

About Marsh

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Marsh is proud to be the Official Risk Partner of Cricket Australia and the naming rights sponsor of the Marsh Sheffield Shield and Marsh One-Day Cup.

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