Recent Match Report – Victoria vs NSW 7th Match 2023/24

Victoria 196 (Tremain 4-32) and 284 (Handscomb 90, O’Neill 70*, Tremain 4-50) def. new South Wales 102 (O’Neill 4-23) and 173 (Sangha 78, Sutherland 3-21, Murphy 3-34) from 205 runs

New South Wales fell to their 15th consecutive Sheffield Shield match without a win after losing by 205 runs to Victoria at the MCG.

They were bundled out for 173 midway through the first session of the fourth day, ending the glorious cricket state’s painful run in the historic contest.

Starting Sunday at 124 for 8, NSW battled harder than most of the match, still falling well short of the target of 379 to win.

nathan lyon dug with jason sangha Making his first-class return after breaking his shin bone during the Ashes series in England this year.

Lyon, unbeaten on 17, was the last man out when Sangha attempted to increase the run-rate and was caught off his bowling. todd murphy,

Jackson Bird, who scored a disappointing 102 in NSW’s first innings, lasted only 11 balls and was the last batsman.

NSW have not won since February 2022, a current streak that is significantly worse than their last 10 winless matches.

“We have to look deeper and analyze a bit and learn; look at what we are doing and see what the best are doing,” the NSW captain said. moises henriques Said. “Those are age-old cricket questions but unfortunately we’re not doing it very well at the moment.”

The result came as sweet relief for Victoria after starting the season with crushing defeats to Western Australia and Queensland.

They were in some trouble in their second innings at 131 for 6, but they led Peter HandscombAt the score of 90, they took complete control of the match by adding 153 runs for the last four wickets.

Tailender Fergus O’Neill was dangerous with 70 not out and shared a 58-run partnership with Scott Boland for the last wicket.

“(Handscomb) must have got a little clip from the coach after the first innings (about how he was out),” Victoria captain Will Sutherland said. “The way they responded, they had incredibly valuable runs.

“We knew it was going to be pretty much impossible for them to chase down that score, so that took a big burden off the bowlers’ shoulders.”

Victoria will be back in action next Saturday when they host Tasmania at Melbourne’s Junction Oval, while NSW face a final test against defending champions WA at the SCG.

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