Hodge became the season's second-highest scorer behind Queenslander Jimmy Maher and reached 5000 domestic first-class runs in his career with his 100 brought up on the third-last ball of the day. He joined Jon Moss in a 120-run stand for the third wicket, stabilising the innings and taking Victoria to 313 for two at stumps. Former Test opener Matthew Elliott made 88 and put on a 145-run opening stand with Matthew Mott, who reached 84 after being recalled for injured batsman Jason Arnberger. Western Australia went into the match on 18 points, two behind second-placed South Australia (SA) and needing at least first-innings points as it vies for a berth in next month's Shield final.
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