Defending 194 runs, WA produced a brilliant performance with the ball taking 5-41 late in the second innings to pinch defeat from the jaws of the Tigers.

Sent into bat after losing the toss, star batter Nicole Bolton (63) and Megan Banting (46) combined for a 93-run stand to help guide their side to a competitive total.

It was Bolton’s second half century in as many games, following yesterdays match winning 77-run performance.

WA’s bowlers struck early after Taneale Peschel bowled Tigers opener Meg Phillips (11) in the fourth over, before Bolton and Banting combined again this time stumping Stefanie Daffara (21.)

Tasmania looked in control of their run chase when they required 58 runs to win with five wickets in hand, that was until Piepa Cleary struck to remove Erin Fazackerley (27) which sparked a Tigers collapse.

Bolton’s second wicket, a Sophie Devine caught and bowled effort and run outs to captain Chloe Piparo and Cleary produced a thrilling finale which secured the points for WA with six overs to spare.

Phenomenal figures of 2-26 from her 10 overs, combined with a game high 63 with the bat, earned Bolton her second player of the match award in as many days.

Western Australia end the first round of the WNCL undefeated and will play Victoria Women at the Citipower Centre when the competition resumes in January.