Agar wickets for SA cut through WA batting

Wes Agar was South Australia's chief wicket taker in their One Day Cup match against WA.
Wes Agar was South Australia's chief wicket taker in their One Day Cup match against WA.

South Australia fast bowler Wes Agar has claimed career-best bowling figures as Western Australia limped to a modest total in a crucial domestic one-day cup match at Karen Rolton Oval.

Chasing a win in their final match to guarantee a spot in the final, WA eventually reached 252 off 49.1 overs.

Agar reduced the top-order to rubble en route to figures of 5-40 off 10 overs.

The 22-year-old took four scalps early on as WA slipped to 5-73 in the 16th over.

Only runs down the order from Hilton Cartwright (41) and Cameron Green (86) gave WA's tally some semblance of respectability.

Allrounder Green threw the bat late with his 78-ball innings including three sixes, before he was bowled by Australian limited-overs legspinner Adam Zampa (2-47).

Agar returned for his fifth wicket, that of older brother Ashton who made just five.

A win for second-placed WA would shore up their spot in November 26 final, while SA, who have a match in hand, can move alongside their opponents with victory.

Australian Associated Press