Bushrangers bag Shield title 29

26 Mar 2015

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Victoria managed to hold their nerve on a tense final day in Hobart, forcing a draw to secure their 29th Sheffield Shield title.

It was an incredible feat, after the Bushrangers finished bottom on the table in 2013-14.

Greg Shipperd celebrated his ninth Shield title, following confirmation from Cricket Victoria that he will part ways with the job he's held for over a decade.

On the final day's play Western Australia batted for six overs in the morning, setting Victoria a target of 334 after declaring at 2-293.

Man-of-the-match Marcus Harris finished unbeaten on 158, with skipper Adam Voges at the other end on 36.

The Bushrangers showed their intent early, looking to defend everything as the Warriors went went an all-out-attack mentality.

David Hussey (37no) absorbed 169 balls, while opener Rob Quiney (53) managed 163 balls before he edged to Sam Whiteman down leg side off the bowling of Andrew Tye (1-37).

Skipper Matthew's Wade's late cameo of 9 off 99 balls put the result to bed, as the Bushrangers held on with six wickets in hand.

It was the state's first Shield title since 2009-10.

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