Cricket News By TODAYLIVESCORE.INFO - Bancroft 124* powers Western Australia to big win. Cameron Bancroft was a lead architect of the win, his unbeaten 124* a cornerstone of WA's 361/3
Cameron Bancroft was a lead architect of the win, his unbeaten 124* a cornerstone of WA's 361/3
Western Australia continued to set the pace in Australia's Domestic One-Day Cup, bringing up their third win from four games by crushing Queensland at The Gabba. Cameron Bancroft was a lead architect of the win, his unbeaten 124* a cornerstone of WA's 361/3, a total that the hosts fell comfortably short of.
Ashton Turner's decision to bat on a typically hard Gabba surface was vindicated as their openers, Joshua Philippe and Nick Hobson, laid the platform with 74-run stand in a little over 14 overs. Bancroft took over anchoring responsibilities thereafter and in the company of a belligerent Cameron Green (70 off 55) helped add 115 for the third wicket off just 95 balls.
James Bazley's dismissal of Green, one of his two scalps, only served to turbocharge WA's innings further. For in walked Turner, with a license to hit out from the get go. The captain slammed 71 off just 41, a knock that featured six fours and two sixes.
Chasing a mammoth total, the hosts briefly threatened the impossible when Joe Burns and Jimmy Pierson scored half-centuries in a 124-run stand but those hopes were dashed by Andrew Tye, who dismissed both of them in successive overs, effectively sealing the game.
Brief scores: Western Australia 361/3 in 50 overs (Cameron Bancroft 124*, Cameron Green 70, Ashton Turner 71*; James Bazley 2-73) beat Queensland 291 in 48.5 overs (Joe Burns 73, Jimmy Peirson 62; Andrew Tye 3-46, D'Arcy Short 3-56) by 70 runs.