In a thrilling encounter at the iconic W.A.C.A. Ground in Perth, Western Australia emerged victorious against Victoria by 51 runs in the Sheffield Shield 2023-24 clash. The highlight of the match was Cameron Bancroft‘s breathtaking century and a stunning catch that dismissed Victorian skipper Will Sutherland.

The spectacular catch

Bancroft showcased his batting prowess by smashing a brilliant ton. The right-handed opener played a remarkable innings, scoring 122 runs off 319 balls. His century set the tone for Western Australia’s dominant performance.

Apart from his batting heroics, Bancroft displayed his fielding skills with a sensational catch. The incident occurred during Victoria’s second innings when Liam Haskett was bowling the 75th over. Sutherland attempted to hook a short delivery, but his timing was off. Bancroft, positioned at short leg, exhibited quick reflexes and leaped at the perfect moment to take a stunning catch.

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Western Australia thrash Victoria

Speaking about the contest, Western Australia won the toss and chose to bowl first, successfully bundling out Victoria for 256 runs in their first innings. Travis Dean was the top-scorer for Victoria with a well-fought 87, while Aaron Hardie was the standout bowler for Western Australia, picking up three crucial wickets.

In response, Western Australia posted a massive total of 481 runs, led by Bancroft’s century. Teague Wyllie contributed 94 runs, falling just six runs short of his century. Jayden Goodwin and Ashton Turner also made valuable contributions with scores of 63 and 57, respectively.

Victoria, trailing by 225 runs, struggled in their second innings and were bowled out for 172 runs, leading to a resounding innings and 53-run victory for Western Australia. Corey Rocchiccioli was the star with the ball, taking three wickets for just 14 runs.

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