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By James Dampney 23/10/2005 08:56:12 PM Comments (0)

Damien Martyn marked his return to domestic one-day cricket with a stylish century to lead Western Australia to a five-wicket ING Cup triumph over Victoria at the WACA Ground in Perth.

Chasing 223 for victory, Martyn smashed 110 off 131 deliveries as the Warriors reached the required target off 47.1 overs.

The discarded Test No.4 hit eight boundaries in his impressive knock that followed a disappointing effort in last week's four-wicket Pura Cup loss to the Bushrangers.

Martyn made scores of 15 and one last week in his first match for WA since being dropped from the Test side and was keen to make amends.

"We didn't have a great week against the Vics," he said.

"So it was a great effort to restrict them to 220 and then to get the runs was a great win for the guys.

"After missing out in the shield game I wanted to start the summer well and make some runs, so today was fantastic for that."

After winning the toss and choosing to bat on a superb batting track, Victoria was disappointed to be dismissed for just 223 inside 48 overs.

Jon Moss, man of the match in last week's Pura Cup match, continued his love affair with the WACA, top-scoring with 70 from 85 balls to extend his strong start to the summer.

Brad Williams was the pick of the WA bowlers, taking 3-36 from 9.3 overs, while Peter Worthington (3-45), Michael Clark (2-53) and Darren Wates (1-27) all played a part.

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