WA secure chance to defend Marsh Cup title

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Western Australia have cruised into the final of the Marsh Cup, comfortably seeing off Tasmania in Perth and securing the bonus point needed to make Sunday's final against NSW.

The Warriors posted 307 all out and needed to keep Tasmania to a score of less than 245 to pass Queensland on the table.

They did it easily, bowling the Tigers out for 148 and will meet NSW in Sunday's decider at Bankstown Oval.

In great conditions at the WACA, it was the visiting side who won the toss and bowled first, but they couldn't handle a strong WA top order who raced out of the blocks.

The Warriors jumped to 3-128 off 18 overs before Mitchell Marsh was dismissed for 63 runs off 48 balls.

Sam Whiteman and Josh Inglis followed but not before posting 59 and 60 runs respectively.

Jackson Bird and Sam Rainbird each bagged three wickets for Tasmania, while Tom Rogers and Tom Andrews took two wickets apiece.

A late-innings flourish by Jason Behrendoorf of 35 off 33 balls capped off a solid batting display for a side looking red hot to defend their Marsh Cup trophy.

Ominous signs came early for the Tigers in their chase, losing Ben McDermott to a golden duck as none of their batmen could find a foothold.

Tasmania lost four wickets in the opening 10 overs and it didnt take long before they capitulated to all out for 148 in just 25.1 overs.

Beau Webster top scored with an unbeaten 51 and the loss means Tasmania finish fourth on the ladder.