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Thatscricket - News - Cricket: South Australia routs Tasmania

Published: Monday, November 12, 2001, 23:57 [IST]
 
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Hobart (Australia): Fast bowler Mark Harrity spearheaded South Australia to a crushing innings win over Tasmania in their Sheffield Shield cricket match on Sunday.[an error occurred while processing this directive]South Australia needed only three bowlers to dismiss Tasmania for 167 and win by an innings and 40 runs, in the process posting its first maximum six-point result of the season.Harrity destroyed Tasmania's top order and finished with five for 65. Paul Rofe, whose accuracy strangled the Tasmanian batsmen, took three for 24 from 20 overs with 13 maidens, while left-arm spinner Brad Young took two for 71 from 31.South Australian captain Darren Lehmann's 246 on Saturday enabled him to declare at the overnight score of 589 for five a first innings lead of 207 runs.That left Tasmania with the prospect of batting through the final day simply to save the match, but Harrity and Rofe ended their hopes.Deposed Test opener Michael Slater steered New South Wales to an outright victory over Victoria in Melbourne.NSW finished on 117 for three, chasing only 115 runs for victory, thanks to a brisk 76-run stand between Slater (58 not out) and Mark Higgs (32 not out).In Perth, hard-hitting right-hander Ryan Campbell thwarted a bid for outright victory by Shield-holders Queensland at the WACA Ground.The Queenslanders looked to be on target for a six-point success before Campbell punched a stylish unbeaten 72 to carry the home side to the safety of 220 for eight in its second innings after an early collapse.Queensland collected two points for leading on the first innings, keeping it well in contention for further honours at the end of the season, while Western Australia failed for the second time in three games to gain any points.

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