With Richardson taking 4 for 24 and Behrendorff taking 3 for 17, the Blues bowled out for their lowest-ever score, enabling WA to win their second straight game.
Jhye Richardson and Jason Behrendorff, Western Australia’s new ball bowlers, performed as their team cruised to a nine-wicket victory after dismissing NSW for 76, their lowest-ever one-day total.
In a repeat of last year’s final, WA easily won by bonus points at the WACA on Saturday, reaching their modest goal with 33 overs still to play.
They closed the gap on early leaders Tasmania, who have earned extra points in each of their victories thus far, to just one point. NSW has lost both of their games and, along with Queensland, is still without a point after being dismissed in 21.4 overs.
Behrendorff got 3 for 17 off seven while Richardson posted personal career-best one-day figures of 4 for 24 from eight overs.
Kurtis Patterson, the captain of the Blues, made the choice to bat first in Perth, but he must have regretted it after NSW collapsed to 6 for 20 in the ninth over.
Daniel Sams (26 off 31 balls) and Sean Abbott (12 off 20), two Australian short-form players, put on a promising seventh-wicket stand of 38, saving NSW from complete humiliation and adding some fat to their already lean total.
The final four wickets, however, only added 18, leaving NSW 16 runs short of their historical lowest one-day score, 92, from 1972–1973. In Australian domestic one-day history, it ranked seventh-lowest overall.
Josh Philippe (37 not out off 46) and D’Arcy Short (18 off 38) of Western Australia had few issues as they added 44 runs in 12.1 overs while the NSW attack failed to maintain line and length.
In his first delivery, Liam Hatcher, the least seasoned member of the Blues pace trio, pitched the ball up and bowled Short, earning him a wicket.
Sam Whiteman (14 not out off 18) and Philippe, who got a century in the triumph over Victoria, made it easy for WA to win after only 17 overs.
Prior to that, swinging on a hot wicket, Australian representatives Richardson and Behrendorff worried all the batsmen. When NSW lost 3 for 0 in 10 balls, the innings came to a screeching halt. Richardson bowled Patterson (4) and Matthew Gilkes (0) in a double-wicket maiden to start the mayhem in the third over.
Behrendorff added his two cents, taking a wicket in three straight overs. He bowled Moises Henriques (1), Jack Edwards (3), and Daniel Hughes (0) while also getting Jason Sangha (0) caught off a pull shot by Richardson.
The first 12 runs scored by the Blues were extras. Sams hit four home runs and appeared to be in good shape until he flashed at a Matthew Kelly pitch and was caught behind.
A Sheffield Shield encounter between the two groups will take place commencing on Monday at the WACA.
Western Australia 1 for 77 (Philippe 37*) beat New South Wales 76 (Richardson 4-24, Behrendorff 3-17) by 10 wickets.