Cricket News By TODAYLIVESCORE.INFO - Matt Renshaw's 156* helps Queesnsland to comfortable win. Renshaw hit 15 fours and 5 sixes.
Renshaw hit 15 fours and 5 sixes.
Matt Renshaw's unbeaten 156 helped Queensland pip South Australia to up to the second spot in the points table. Alex Carey's ton went in vain as South Australia failed to defend 274.
After opting to bat, South Australia got off to a good start through a 159-run opening stand between Carey and Henry Hunt. The former was the aggressor through the partnership, hitting 14 fours and a six in a 93-ball innings. The partnership was broken by Gurinder Sandhu who bagged Hunt as the first of his four victims. South Australia lost Carey too soon after, bowled by Marnus Labuschagne, to suffer a bit of a wobble. Thereafter, Queensland were able to keep the rest of the batting check despite a few of them getting off to starts. Sandhu and Matthew Kuhnemann (3-54) ensured that the middle order did not give a good finish, bowling South Ajustralia out with 17 balls to spare.
In the chase, Queensland slipped behind early as they were reduced to 38/3. While Sam Heazlett was picked up by Daniel Worall in just the 4th over of the innings, further setbacks came in the 11th over when Usman Khawaja and Labsuchagne fell in the space of three balls. However, Renshaw and Max Bryant turned the game around with a blistering counterattack. They put on 177 in just 158 balls with Renshaw hitting as many as 5 sixes and 15 fours in his 109-ball stay.
Renshaw also saw Queensland home after losing Bryant to give them their second win in four games.
Brief Scores: South Australia 274 (Alex Carey 101, Henry Hunt 61; Gurinder Sandhu 4-44) lost to Queensland 275/4 in 42.1 ov (Matt Renshaw 156*, Max Bryant 68) by 6 wickets