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WA win Shield thriller, claim Rod Marsh Cup

WA win Shield thriller, claim Rod Marsh Cup

The son of a former Zimbabwe Test batter and a gutsy tail-ender have inspired WA in another Shield classic

Western Australia v South Australia | Sheffield Shield | Day 3

Jayden Goodwin has produced the most important knock of his fledgling Marsh Sheffield Shield career to guide Western Australia to a nail-biting two-wicket victory over South Australia at the WACA Ground.

Chasing 201 for victory, the hosts were in deep trouble at 6-105 and 7-145 on Friday.

Teague Wyllie bravely returned to the crease after retiring hurt earlier in the day, and his 20 off 20 balls got WA to within 33 runs of victory.

Goodwin, the son of former Zimbabwe Test batter Murray Goodwin, and tail-ender Corey Rocchiccioli then combined for an unbeaten stand to get WA over the line late on day three.

Goodwin, playing just his fourth Shield match, finished 47 not out off 72…

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