Despite some solid performances with the ball and a classy half century to captain Chloe Piparo, the experienced Victorian side eventually proved too strong and handed WA their first loss of the season.

After winning the toss and electing to bowl, Emma King produced a good spell of spin bowling and claimed the key wickets of Meg Lanning (12) and Sophie Molineux (47).

Nicole Bolton returned economical figures of 1-30 from her 10 overs, and removed Australian superstar Ellyse Perry (24) in her first game for Victoria.

WA young gun Ash King (1-29) will always remember her debut game for her State, forcing Elyse Villani into a poorly timed pull shot which saw her out caught one run shy of her century.

Chasing 260 runs to win, WA made a less than ideal start to their chase, with Nicole Bolton (4) and Heather Graham (0) both out inside the first five overs.

Piparo and New Zealand International Sophie Devine then steadied the ship, and combined for a 90 run third wicket partnership.

The pair smashed eight fours and two sixes between them, before Piparo (60) fell and then Devine (41) a short time later.

That spelled the end of WA’s chase as the middle order failed to fire, with the visitors eventually all out for 142.

WA will have a chance at redemption tomorrow, when the two sides meet again at Melbourne’s CitiPower Centre.