THE Melbourne Cricket Club finished their week-long tour of the country unbeaten after downing the Fiji senior team by five wickets in their final fixture at the Lautoka Central College oval yesterday.
Earlier in the week the visitors defeated the Nakavu Cricket Club, Fiji Under-19 and Fiji U23 teams.
Yesterday's one-sided affair once again exposed the local's inability to bat through their innings.
Fiji featured Colin Rika, Josefa Rika, Sekove Ravoka, Viliame Yabaki, Kitione Tavo, Saimoni Tuitoga, Rukesh Patel, Samuela Draunivudi, Inoke Lesuma, Vilikesa Driu and Talvindar Singh.
The national side won the toss and elected to bat first.
Fiji was bundled out in the 35th over with a mere 129 runs on the board.
Ravoka top scored with 27 runs. Colin made 25 runs. Tuitoga with 15 runs and Yabaki with 14 runs were the only other players who reached double figures.
Sean Sturrock did the damage for the Aussies, taking four wickets for 22 runs in six overs. Jack Paynter claimed three wickets for 26 runs.
In reply, the visitors surpassed the target easily in the 19th over.
Darcy Daley smashed 36 runs to top score for Melbourne. Lincoln Edwards with 35 runs and captain Ashley Middlin with 29 runs contributed to their tally of 130.
Tavo was the pick of the bowlers for Fiji claiming four wickets for 56 runs.
Melbourne Cricket Club tour manager Michael Sholly said their tour finished well.
He said it was a learning experience for his players.
"We played four games, three of them were against the national teams," Sholly said.
"It was a good educational experience for our players. Hopefully our tour could help improve cricket here. We have done tours to other countries.
"We did some development work in Nakavu whom we had played on Monday. It was fantastic. We took the U19, U23 and senior side for training as well.
"One of the great things about sport is that it can bring people together. We had a couple of players who made over 100 runs here.
"We are hopeful that some of these players will go on and play first class cricket for Victoria. You never know what will happen next."