A fired-up James Pattinson has ripped through New South Wales to power Victoria to their fourth Sheffield Shield title in five seasons.
The big quick was at his imposing best in the final at Junction Oval on Sunday and claimed 4-41 as the visitors collapsed to be dismissed for 210, well short of their 388-run target.
Pattinson took three of those scalps after lunch on day four in a big reminder to national selectors of his credentials with the English Dukes ball ahead of this year's Ashes tour.
It backed up his 3-30 in the first innings, where NSW were routed for just 121.
The Vics' win was set up by Marcus Harris, who compiled 141 on the opening day, his third century in a Shield final.
The Test opener was one of only three players to pass 50 and was named man of the match.
The 177-run win provided Victoria's 32nd Shield title.
A 120-run stand between Kurtis Patterson and Daniel Hughes gave NSW an outside chance on Sunday but it all fell away after lunch.
Patterson launched a counter-attacking innings after NSW fell to 1-12 but was undone by Peter Siddle who nabbed him caught-and-bowled for 74.
His departure sparked a collapse, with Pattinson following up with the wicket of Hughes (41), who edged to a juggling Cameron White at third slip in a session where NSW lost 6-93.
After a brief rain delay, Pattinson removed NSW skipper Moises Henriques (23) and Jack Edwards (six) with a pair of searing deliveries.
He also claimed the sole NSW wicket of Nick Larkin (four) in the opening session before NSW regrouped to 1-90 at lunch.
Earlier, Victoria resumed the day at 7-207 but were all out for 219 in less than half an hour of play.
NSW seamer Trent Copeland finished with 3-52 to move top of the Shield wicket takers' list for the season with 52, enhancing his chances as an Ashes bolter.
Australian Associated Press