Western Australia have completed a remarkable two-wicket win over Tasmania in their Sheffield Shield match at the WACA, chasing down 357 for victory in the fourth innings.
The chase is the third highest in Sheffield Shield cricket at the WACA ground and was set up by the batting of Sam Whiteman (83) and Ashton Agar (71 not out).
The game was precariously placed at stumps on day three with Western Australia in need of just six more runs for victory with two wickets in hand and Ashton Agar and Burt Cockley (four not out) at the crease.
Under Sheffield Shield rules the match was extended for half-an-hour or eight overs on the third night, but neither team was able to secure a result.
Cockley was on strike to face the first ball of the fourth day and he tucked a Ben Hilfenhaus delivery away through mid-wicket for two.
A single off the final ball of the first over meant Cockley was again on strike and Western Australia needed three runs for victory as Cockley hit a short James Faulkner delivery to the cover boundary for the winning runs.
The win kept the Warriors alive in the Shield competition and moved them into fourth place on the standings on 20 points behind Queensland in third on 22.
The loss ends the Tigers Shield campaign for 2012/13.
Western Australia looked like they were in control of the run chase late on day three at 6-324 before wicket-keeper batsman Sam Whiteman (83) was caught in the gully.
That brought Ryan Duffield (12) to the crease and once again just as the Warriors looked to be in a comfortable position, Faulkner struck with a caught and bowler.
Earlier, West Australian captain Mike Hussey won the toss back on day one, elected to field and had the Tasmanian's at 7-137 before they scraped to their total of 211.
Tasmania secured a first innings lead when they bowled out Western Australia for 97 in their first dig.
The Tigers built a lead in excess of 300 as Ricky Ponting (76) scored a half-century in possibly his last innings at the WACA.
They resumed the third morning on 9-238, but only lasted two balls when Adam Maher was out caught at mid-on to set Western Australia 357 for victory.
First Posted 24 February, 2013 2:13PM AEST