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January 31, 2005
Victoria 9 for 428 dec beat South Australia 191 and 180 (Harris 47) by an innings and 57 runs
Victoria kept their Pura Cup final chances alive when they won the David Hookes Memorial Trophy with a convincing display against South Australia at the MCG. Mick Lewis ripped through the Redbacks, who have struggled throughout the season, with 5 for 46 as Ryan Harris did his best to hold on with 47.
Resuming at 1 for 41, South Australia were quickly 4 for 40 as Shane Harwood picked up Greg Blewett and Daniel Harris. A minor recovery was staged by Nathan Adcock and Ryan Harris, but Lewis helped clean up after lunch with the final four wickets.
The innings-and-57 run victory moves Victoria to 18 points, but the defending champions must win their remaining matches to stay in contention. However, they sealed their first silverware of the year with the Hookes award, an annual trophy contested over Pura and ING Cup matches between the sides.
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