A striking all-round display by Nathan Coulter-Nile ahs helped Western Australia to a 25-run victory over Victoria in the domestic limited overs match at the WACA ground.
The Warriors’ innings was a series of fits and starts until Coulter-Nile emerged at No. 8 to thump 42 from 31 balls and lift the tally near 250.
Victoria’s reply was deliberately paced, with No. 3 Chris Rogers and wicketkeeper Peter Handscomb putting on a substantial stand of 50. However both fell after making starts, and the required run rate continued to climb from that point.
Andrew McDonald and Michael Hill made handy scores and Will Sheridan clumped 25 from only eight balls, but Coulter-Nile’s quartet of wickets – plus a pair of run outs – was critical in helping the Warriors ease to their first points of the summer.