Xavier Crone overcame a rocky start to take a key wicket in Victoria's thrilling six-run win over New South Wales in their Marsh Cup clash at the MCG on Sunday night.
Crone, who had originally been cleared to play for Strathfieldsaye in Sunday's opening round of BDCA Twenty20 matches, was selected by the Vics for his second game in the one-day competition.
His first two overs in his first spell on the MCG for his state went for 18 runs, but he bounced back strongly in his second spell.
Crone conceded just seven runs in his next two overs and took the crucial wicket of big-hitting Daniel Sams.
Sams tried to play a pull shot off Crone, but only managed to sky it to deep mid-wicket where Will Sutherland took a fine outfield catch.
Chasing Victoria's total of 265, NSW had been cruising to victory at 1-143 in the 26th over before losing their final nine wickets for just 116. After needing 12 runs off the final over they were bowled out on the penultimate ball of the match.
Earlier in the day, Crone batted at number nine and made seven off 12 balls.
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