Carr takes four to skittle SA lower order October 15, 2002

Redbacks crumble to 149 all out

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South Australia crumbled to be all out for 149 on the opening day of its season-opening Pura Cup cricket match against Victoria at Adelaide Oval today.

All five Victorian bowlers took at least one wicket, with paceman Will Carr the star.

Carr finished with 4-42, including a spell of 3-7 in 3.2 overs after lunch to skittle the SA lower order.

Leg-spinner Cameron White and paceman Michael Lewis took two wickets each, with Mathew Inness and Ian Harvey chiming in with one scalp apiece.

White was impressive, finishing with 2-18 from 12 overs, superb figures considering he conceded nine runs in a loose first over.

He made the vital breakthrough of SA captain Greg Blewett, who top-scored with 36, just before lunch.

Blewett was given out lbw, although he could be considered unlucky as he was well forward when he was struck on the front pad.

That broke the Redbacks' best partnership of 39 runs, which Blewett shared with SA's NSW recruit Mark Higgs (33).

Higgs, who scored 33, was the only other SA batsmen to get more than 20.

The SA tail performed woefully as the Redbacks lost 6-24 in the last 19 overs of the innings.