New South Wales have been bowled out for a record-low 76 runs in their Marsh Cup match against Western Australia on Saturday.
The total was the lowest in Blues List A (domestic-level one-day cricket) history and is the equal-seventh lowest total in List A history.
Winning the toss and opting to bat, NSW lasted just 21.4 overs at the crease, with WA’s bowlers ripping through their opposition.
Jhye Richardson (4-24) and Jason Behrendorff (3-17) were most dangerous with the ball in hand, whilst Matthew Kelly (1-11) and Andrew Tye (2-17) also chipped in with wickets.
Three ducks to Blues batters Daniel Hughes, Matthew Gilkes and Jason Sangha left NSW at 6-20 less than 10 overs into the match.
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A 38-run partnership between Sean Abbott and Daniel Sams then helped to get the Blues’ inning back on track.
However, after the dismissal of Sams (who top scored with 26 runs), the rest of the order crumbled in the space of five overs.
WA went on to make light work of their run chase, notching the required 77 runs in 17 overs, letting only one wicket drop in the process.
Josh Philippe led the way for the home side with an efficient 37 runs off 46 balls.
The result places NSW firmly at the bottom of the Marsh Cup ladder with no wins from their opening two matches.
WA, on the other hand, sits in second with two wins behind leaders Tasmania.