AN unbeaten 89 from Western Australian captain Adam Voges helped his side chase down a competitive Matador Cup score against Tasmania at North Sydney Oval on Saturday.
The Tigers managed 8-267 from their 50 overs with Alex Doolan (93) and Dom Michael (89) combining for mammoth 148-run third wicket partnership.
Tasmania were 2-36 after batting first and went 32 overs without loss to have seven wickets in hand heading into the final 12 overs.
Beau Webster did not die wondering, smashing 27 off 10 balls to end the Tigers innings.
Spinner Ashton Agar finished with figures for 2-46.
WA started strongly with Hilton Cartwright (24) and Shaun Marsh (70) putting on a 50-run opening stand in a must-win match for both sides.
Ashton Turner batted with Voges for some time before falling for 41 of 30 balls – WA (6-268) winning by four wickets with nine balls to spare.
Hamish Kingston troubled his opponents picking up 3-44 from 9.3 overs, while Australian all-rounder James Faulkner did not bowl in his comeback from injury.
Michael, Cameron Boyce and Simon Milenko were Tasmania’s other bowlers to breakthrough.
The loss almost spells the end of Dam Marsh’s men’s title ambitious, who boast a 2-3 win-loss record.
Tasmania’s final one-day fixture is against South Australia at Hurstville Oval on Wednesday, October 19.