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  • 2013/14 Bupa Sheffield Shield

    XXXX Gold Queensland Bulls vs West End Redbacks - Match 20

    February 12, 2014, 11:00AM AET Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane

    Match Status: Day 4 - Completed
    Queensland won by 5 wickets

  • XXXX Gold Queensland Bulls 5/ 471 (143.2) & 135 (49.3)
  • West End Redbacks 6/ 202 (49.0) (dec) & 403 (126.0)
  • XXXX Gold Queensland Bulls won the toss and elected to bowl
  • Graph
  • Current Run Rate: 3.29
BatsmenRB4s6sS/R
UT Khawaja*18232023056.88
CD Hartley48594281.36
This Partnership:97 Runs From 106 Balls (R/R: 5.49)

BowlersOMRWEcon
GD Putland*24.2011514.73
TM Head1.00202.00

Last Wicket:Hopes, 58 (c:Cooper b:Putland, Over: 125.4)
Last 5 overs: . 3 . 1 . 6 | 4 1 . 1 . 4 | . 4 1 . 4 4 | . . 1 1 . . | . 4
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144th Over
The XXXX Gold Queensland Bulls defeated the South Australian West End Redbacks by 5 wickets, with 52 balls to spare. Thanks for following the action in this Bupa Sheffield Shield match.
Queensland 135 (Mennie 3/31, Sayers 3/40) & 5/471 (Khawaja 182*, Burns 72, Hopes 58, Hartley 48*) defeated South Australia 403 (Cooper 175, Botha 95, Hopes 4/71) & 6d/202 (Ferguson 70*, Botha 40). Points - QLD 6, SA 2. Man of the Match - Usman Khawaja
We also shouldn't forget Tom Cooper's 175 in the first innings to help set the big total, while Johan Botha had a strong game all around with bat and ball. It was a remarkable game with Queensland coming away in the end, with a famous victory.
While they will be disappointed for sure, the Redbacks would also know they are well placed in the competition. They will maintain top spot courtesy of the 1st Innings points and with three games to go, are nicely placed to make or even host the Final.
That was an absolute gem of an innings from Khawaja and as mentioned in the call, it's the second highest successful run chase ever in Bupa Sheffield Shield history! It also keeps the season alive for the Queensland Bulls.
The star of the day was undoubtedly Usman Khawaja. He batted all day, more than 7 and a half hours in total, to anchor and then execute this run chase. He blazed 23 boundaries and when he put the foot down after Tea, the bowlers had no answers.
The Bulls needed 163 runs off 36 overs in the final session of the match, and they got there with more than 8 overs to spare! Five of the six partnerships registered 50 or more runs which in the end decided this match.
The Bulls only scored 45 runs in the morning session and were very cautious against the new ball. They knew if they survived that, kept wickets in hand and could build partnerships they'd get close by the end of the day. Which is exactly what happened.
Queensland were rolled for 135 in their first innings but there was some real grit and determination shown from everyone on the next attempt. It was set up yesterday by the openers before they executed the plan perfectly today.
In hindsight SA might regret not enforcing the follow-on late on Day 2 despite being 268 runs ahead, and having an 11 over session available. Had they done that then this match could have finished yesterday. They came up against special batting today.
Well, what can you say? The Redbacks had this match in control until about Tea on the final day. They struggled to take wickets in the second innings but didn't bowl badly or drop any genuine chances. They conceded just 4 extras but have lost the game.
U.Khawaja - 182* (320 balls, 461 minutes). C.Hartley - 48* (59 balls, 76 minutes). Unbeaten 6th wicket partnership (Khawaja/Hartley) of 97 runs (108 balls, 76 minutes).
Over 143.2: Putland to Khawaja, FOUR, and there it is with Khawaja driving beautifully through extra cover to record one of the best wins you will see! Perhaps the finest ever for the Bulls, and the second highest successful chase in Shield cricket!
Over 143.1: Putland to Khawaja, no run, gets forward and drives back to the bowler.
143rd Over
Over 142.6: Head to Hartley, no run, defends watchfully to the off-side. 4 runs to win with 9 overs remaining. QLD 5/467 (Khawaja 178, Hartley 48)
Over 142.5: Head to Hartley, no run, gets forward and defends.
Over 142.4: Head to Khawaja, one run, a bit of width as Khawaja puts it in front of point, 4 to win.
Over 142.3: Head to Hartley, one run, dabs the ball late past slip for a single, 5 runs to win.
Over 142.2: Head to Hartley, no run, cuts hard but straight to point.
Over 142.1: Head to Hartley, no run, defends calmly away to the off-side.
142nd Over
143rd Over: Travis Head replacing Worrall at the Stanley St end.
Over 141.6: Putland to Khawaja, FOUR, short ball again and it's clubbed with a flat bat forward of square leg. Just one big hit needed now, 6 runs to win. QLD 5/465 (Khawaja 177, Hartley 47)
Over 141.5: Putland to Khawaja, FOUR, big full toss and it's crunched out through the covers!
Over 141.4: Putland to Khawaja, no run, smashes a cut shot along the ground to Klinger in the gully.
Over 141.3: Putland to Hartley, one run, leans into the ball and defends it into the midwicket area for a quick single.
Over 141.2: Putland to Hartley, FOUR, short ball and Hartley puts t away. He is great on that pull and hook too as the ball flies to deep square leg.
Over 141.1: Putland to Hartley, no run, two slips, gully and just a fine leg in the deep as Hartley is getting forward to defend.

XXXX Gold Queensland Bulls: Luke Pomersbach, Joe Burns, Usman Khawaja, Nick Stevens, Peter Forrest, James Hopes (c), Chris Hartley (wk), Ben Cutting, Cameron Gannon, Cameron Boyce, Luke Feldman, Alister McDermott (12th)

West End Redbacks: Sam Raphael, Michael Klinger, Travis Head, Tom Cooper, Callum Ferguson, Botha Johan (c), Tim Ludeman (wk), Joe Mennie, Daniel Worrall, Chadd Sayers, Gary Putland, Adam Zampa (12th)


Umpires: Abood, GA (AUS), Chaudhary, AK (IND)
Third Umpire:
Match Refree: Talalla, D (AUS)

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