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October 7, 2012
Victoria 2 for 379 (Finch 154, Quiney 119, Rogers 64) beat Queensland 189 (Burns 50, Holland 3-49) by 190 runs
Aaron Finch blasted the highest score ever by a Victorian in Australia's domestic one-day history to set up a 190-run thrashing of Queensland at the Gabba. The win was so comprehensive that the Bushrangers gained two bonus points, set up by their innings of 2 for 379 - the highest total Victoria had ever achieved in a one-day game and the third highest in Australia's domestic history.
In his first Ryobi Cup match as acting captain, Finch struck 154 from 141 deliveries, surpassing the previous Victorian record score of 144, set by Brad Hodge last summer. It was Finch's first one-day hundred and he had plenty of support from Rob Quiney, who made a career best 119 as the pair put on 226 for the opening wicket, another state record.
They were not parted until the 37th over, when Ben Cutting removed Quiney, but things didn't get any easier for the Bulls as Chris Rogers came to the crease and struck an unbeaten 64 from 37 balls. When Finch fell in the 47th over Rogers was joined by Will Sheridan, who hit three sixes in his 12-ball cameo of 28 not out, and Cutting finished with the most expensive figures in Australia's one-day domestic history - 2 for 101 off 12 overs.
Queensland's chase began poorly and at 2 for 9 it appeared Victoria would have a chance of achieving the greatest winning margin in the competition's history, but Western Australia's 219-run victory against Tasmania in 1998 remained the biggest win. Joe Burns offered some fight with his composed 50 from 55 balls and Chris Hartley chipped in with 36 in the lower order, but at no point were the Bulls in with a realistic chance. Jon Holland picked up 3 for 49 and Queensland were dismissed in the 39th over for 189.
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