Hazlewood hungry for more in one-day cup

19 October 2016

NSW paceman has Shield and Test matches on horizon but remains desperate to help the Blues in the Matador

Josh Hazlewood will sit out Sunday's one-day cup final but the Test paceman is determined to do everything in his power to secure NSW a spot in the decider.

Hazlewood grabbed two wickets on Wednesday, helping NSW record an eight-wicket win over Western Australia at North Sydney Oval.

The result pushed the defending champions into an elimination final against Victoria at Drummoyne Oval on Friday, with the winner of that contest to meet Queensland on the weekend.

Hazlewood, who was rested from Australia's recent one-day tour of South Africa, knows he will be forced to miss Sunday's final as the Blues start a Sheffield Shield game on Tuesday.

But the 25-year-old hopes the Test side's Bupa Support Team will grant him permission to roll the arm over on Friday.

"Hopefully they listen to my input and how I pull up tomorrow and all those sort of things and there's still a decent gap after Friday until the Shield game starts," Hazlewood said on Wednesday.

"There's been a few chats over the last few days. Obviously now we are definitely through that will come up in the next 24 hours.

"I bowled nine overs so feel pretty good ... I'm going to bowl anyway in the nets and get those workloads up for a Shield game.

"Any time you do it in a game is always helpful ... I'll try and get one (more) game out of them."

Hazlewood dismissed Hilton Cartwright and Nathan Rimmington but it was Doug Bollinger who did the bulk of the damage in WA's game-changing collapse of 7-54, which finished with the visitors rolled for 207 in 43.2 overs.

Bollinger fires with three wickets

Daniel Hughes scored 96 and shared a 172-run opening stand with Ed Cowan in response as NSW cruised to victory in 41.5 overs.

Bollinger finished with figures of 3-26 from eight overs. The 35-year-old, who hasn't played for Australia since 2011, kept things tight and removed Ashton Turner, Ashton Agar and Sam Whiteman.

The performance prompted former Australia captain Mark Taylor and retired quick Ryan Harris to suggest Bollinger may be on the radar of national selectors if Mitchell Starc is unable to prove his fitness next week.

"He'd have to be floating around somewhere in the selectors' minds," Harris said in the commentary box for the Nine Network.

Adam Voges and Cameron Bancroft both posted half-centuries for WA but were dismissed either side of Bollinger's burst.

Pat Cummins was rested by the home side, while national skipper Steve Smith and vice-captain David Warner aren't expected to play any role in NSW's title defence.

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