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NSW, Vics to clash in one-day finals

Victoria Bushrangers James Pattinson Glenn Maxwell celebrate
NSW will face Victoria at Sydney's Drummoyne Oval in an elimination final, with the winner advancing to the one-day cup final
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Aaron Finch and Glenn Maxwell have squared off against teammates Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins at cricket nets around the world.

On Friday the stars will take their rivalry out to the middle of Sydney's Drummoyne Oval, where Victoria face NSW in a one-day cup elimination final.

The availability of Hazlewood, who was rested from Australia's recent one-day tour of South Africa, will be dictated by Cricket Australia medicos.

But the paceman is desperate to test himself against hard-hitting batsmen Finch, Maxwell and Cameron White as he gears up for the first Test against South Africa.

"They've all had really good tournaments as well. Cameron White especially, so he's going to be a key for them," Hazlewood said.

"It's always a good contest against Victoria and they've got a pretty good line-up at the moment with all their (international) players back.

"But we did quite well against them (in last Sunday's pool match). We'll know our plans against them, we've played a lot of cricket with and against them so we'll be fine."

NSW recorded a six-wicket win over Victoria at North Sydney Oval last week, when Cummins trapped Finch lbw.

Finch has scored two half-centuries for the Bushrangers since returning from South Africa but is far from satisfied with his output.

"I need to get hundreds when I get 50, which I haven't done for quite a while now in domestic cricket and international cricket,' Finch said earlier this week.

"It's frustrating."

Cummins was rested from NSW's eight-wicket win over Western Australia on Wednesday and is expected to return to their XI on Friday.

Former Test paceman Doug Bollinger starred on Wednesday, claiming three wickets as WA suffered a game-changing collapse of 7-54 and were rolled for 207 in 43.2 overs.

"He didn't bowl too much leading into this tournament so he's always one that needs a few matches under his belt to be at his best," Hazlewood said.

"He's just getting better every game, hopefully that continues on Friday. He's been bowling the house down."

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