New South Wales Blues all-rounder Arjun Nair has produced a stand out innings in an otherwise disappointing match for NSW Metro who went down by five wickets to Victoria in its Toyota Futures League fixture at Blacktown International Sports Park No. 2.
The Victorians achieved the 131 runs for victory in the 39th over on day four. Blues quick men Gurinder Sandhu (2-17) and Charlie Stobo (2-37) were the best of the bowlers for the hosts.
Openers captain Eamon Vines (42) and Blake Thomson (34) top scored for the victors.
Nineteen year-old Nair ran out of partners in the NSW Metro second innings and was left stranded on 95 not out after the hosts were bowled out for 332 early on day four.
His innings lasted 183 balls and included 10 boundaries. It was his highest score of the competition this season.
The visitors had little trouble chasing down the tricky target with Vines and Thomson providing the solid foundation. Victoria finished 5/133.
The two wickets to Stobo in the second innings gave the Gordon fast bowler 8-127 for the match. It was his best return for NSW Metro in the Futures League this season.
Australian Under 19 World Cup opening bowler Ryan Hadley (1-41) picked up the only other wicket to fall.