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Thatscricket - News - Cricket: Queensland thrashes New South Wales

Published: Thursday, November 15, 2001, 16:03 [IST]
 
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Sydney: Queensland handed out another Brisbane hiding to New South Wales in the Sheffield Shield competition on Tuesday. The eight-wicket win in less than three of the allotted four days flipped Queensland back to the top of the points table. [an error occurred while processing this directive]New South Wales has not taken a point from Brisbane in eight seasons and it was always in trouble on Tuesday when its second innings total of 222 left Queensland with just 133 runs to score for its second outright win of the season. Jimmy Maher (61) and Martin Love (65 not out) made short work of the run chase on a drying wicket, steering the defending champions to 133 for two and leaving no doubt they are the favourites for a third successive title. Queensland held the aces on a green pitch, with Michael Kasprowicz taking nine wickets, Ashley Noffke claiming four and Andrew Symonds scooping six with his dangerous medium pace. In Adelaide, Western Australia was pushing for an outright victory over South Australia at the end of the third day of a four-day encounter.South Australia went to stumps with a troubled second innings 52 for four, needing a further 181 to win, with star batsmen Greg Blewett (0) and Darren Lehmann (two) already out.Both fell to former Test speedster Matt Nicholson, who claimed two for 15 in what may prove to be a match-winning six-over spell.The South Australian crash came after Western Australia was dismissed earlier in the day for a second innings 209, with captain Simon Katich making a hard-earned 38.

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