Travis Dean’s century goes in useless in high-scoring thriller



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Dean and Quick made up for the injured Cameron White’s absence as they added 115 for the second wicket off 103 deliveries. Getty

In one other high-scoring thriller, South Australia held their nerve within the ultimate ten overs of the sport to seal a tense 11-run win over Victoria within the JLT One-Day Cup on Thursday (October 12), in what was a high-scorer. The win helped South Australia leapfrog New South Wales to second spot within the factors desk.

For the foremost a part of the run chase, Victoria had been on the right track to chase down the mammoth whole of 356 posted by South Australia on the North Sydney Oval. Though Marcus Harris failed to fireplace, Travis Dean and opener Matthew Quick stored Victoria’s hopes alive with a century stand. Dean and Quick made up for the injured Cameron White’s absence as they added 115 for the second wicket off 103 deliveries earlier than Daniel Worrall made a breakthrough. Dean continued to maintain the scorecard ticking after Quick’s departure however the likes of Peter Handscomb and Seb Gotch didn’t kick on from their begins.

Victoria had been nonetheless within the hunt when Dean and Gotch had been out within the center as 94 runs had been wanted off 67 deliveries at that stage. However South Australia fought again initially with Gotch’s wicket after which adopted it up with the essential breakthrough of Dean, whose defence was breached by Cameron Valente. The centurion’s wicket pegged Victoria again massive time as they nonetheless wanted 62 at that stage from 32 balls.

Valente performed an enormous half in pulling issues again on the loss of life overs as he additionally accounted for Blake Thomson’s wicket as Victoria fell brief ultimately. Earlier within the day, South Australia had been aided by contributions from half-centurions Jake Weatherald, skipper Callum Ferguson and Jake Lehmann that helped them surpass the 350-run mark.

With Alex Carey making a gradual begin, the onus was on Weatherald and Ferguson to up the ante. Weatherald specifically, struck boundaries at common intervals in his 51-ball 71. Nevertheless it was Lehmann’s blistering half-century that proved to the distinction between the edges in the long run. Lehmann struck eight fours and three sixes in his 25-ball unbeaten 63 and added 84 off simply 33 balls alongside Valente, who himself smashed 4 sixes in his cameo. The loss now retains Victoria within the fourth spot with two wins and three losses.

Temporary scores: South Australia 356/6 in 50 overs (Callum Ferguson 73, Jake Weatherald 71, Jake Lehmann 63*; Fawad Ahmed Three-62) beat Victoria 345/eight in 50 overs (Travis Dean 119, Matthew Quick 81; Cameron Valente Three-54) by 11 runs.



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