Steketee’s Seven Keeps Queensland In The Game Against SA

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Steketee’s Seven Keeps Queensland In The Game Against SAMark Steketee returned a career-best 7 for 44.

Career-best 7 for 44 from Mark Steketee kept Queensland's chances alive after South Australia threatened to run away with a game-defining lead on the back of half-centuries from skipper Travis Head and Harry Nielsen.

Steketee struck early on the second morning to break the overnight stand but Head stepped on the accelerator to march to his third successive 50-plus score across Shield and One-Day Cup. The Queensland pacer again came to his team's rescue when he induced a leading off Head's bat to deny him a third triple-figure score on the trot.

However, Nielsen and McAndrew combined for a century stand for the sixth wicket to help South Australia rebuild. While Nielsen did the bulk of the scoring, making 71 in the process, McAndrew dropped anchor at one end and was happy to play second fiddle in their 101-run association.

Jack Wildermuth came to the rescue as he dismissed both the set batsmen with the help of the second new ball before Steketee cleaned up the tail as he added a fifer to his overnight two wickets to record his best first-class figures.

Their lead was restricted to just 128, South Australia hit back with two wickets in the final session as the wreckers-in-chief yesterday – Bendan Doggett and Daniel Worrall – picked up a wicket apiece to reduce Queensland to 43 for 2. Marnus Labuschagne and Usman Khawaja saw them through the rest of the day without any further harm, with Queensland still trailing by 65 runs.

Brief scores: Queensland152 & 63/2 (Marnus Labuschagne 22*) trail South Australia280 (Harry Nielsen 71, Travis Head 55; Mark Steketee 7-44) by 65 runs.

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