New South Wales wins 12th Marsh One-Day Cup title
April 11, 2021
New South Wales has won its 12th Marsh One-Day Cup title and third in the past six seasons, defeating Western Australia by 102 runs in the 2020-21 Final at Bankstown Oval.
In a match featuring 12 players with international experience, it was 20-year-old Jack Edwards who stood tallest with a match-winning century for the Blues.
Edwards’ 108 from 122 balls, his second List A century and one which earned him Player of the Final honours, guided NSW out of early trouble and to a competitive 8-251.
The Blues had slumped to 3-50 after 12 overs before Edwards combined with Daniel Hughes (58) in a vital 118-run stand. Three late wickets to Jason Behrendorff restricted the Blues’ late overs surge. Setting up a tense run chase.
In reply, WA was on the back foot from the first over when Sam Whiteman fell LBW to Mitchell Starc for a first ball duck, before Sean Abbott also stepped in with two wickets in his first three overs.
D’Arcy Short (26), Josh Inglis (29) and Cameron Green (36) all attempted to steady the innings but wickets fell at regular intervals as Abbott (4-23) and Nathan Lyon (3-38) rolled through the middle and lower orders, bowling WA out for 149 in the 41st over.
NSW now travels to Brisbane to take on Queensland in the five-day Marsh Sheffield Shield Final at Allan Border Field beginning April 15. The match will be shown live on Foxtel and Kayo.