South Australia trump Victoria in thrilling end


South Australia 6 for 356 (Ferguson 73, Weatherald 71, Lehmann 63*, Ahmed Three-62) beat Victoria eight for 345 (Dean 119, Brief 81, Kelly Four-25) by 11 runs

Jake Lehmann will get down on one knee to play the inside track Getty Pictures

A strong batting show lifted South Australia to victory over Victoria and as much as second place on the home restricted overs match desk on an entertaining afternoon at North Sydney Oval.

Jake Lehmann crashed 63 from a mere 25 balls to place that capstone on a Redbacks innings that additionally featured telling contributions from Jake Weatherald (71 off 51 balls) and the captain Callum Ferguson (73 from 72). Cameron Valente then chimed in for 36 off 17 balls included a quartet of sixes – he and Lehmann added an eye-popping 84 in 33 balls.

Their aggression made it a tough debut for the teenage allrounder Will Sutherland, who had the returned figures of 1 for 56 from eight overs earlier than being run out in search of a second run within the Bushrangers’ ailing pursuit. Nonetheless, the heaviest punishment was inflicted upon the someday Australian ODI seamer Scott Boland, who was hammered for 75 from six overs.

Missing an injured Cameron White on the high of the order, Victoria got a preventing probability of their chase by Matt Brief’s fluent 81 and a glowing century from Travis Dean. Nonetheless the dismissal of the captain Peter Handscomb for less than 21 helped stall the Bushrangers’ progress, and Valente’s three wickets helped be sure that the Redbacks completed 11 runs in credit score.


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