South Australia v Victoria, Pura Cup, Adelaide, 3rd day February 4, 2006

Arnberger leads Victoria to emphatic victory

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Victoria 249 (Mash 77, Hodge 70, Gillespie 4-50) and 3 for 121 (Arnberger 76*) beat South Australia 134 and 235 (Tait 68, Lewis 4-34) by seven wickets

Jason Arnberger's hard-hitting innings sealed Victoria's seven-wicket win against South Australia inside three days. Shaun Tait's fifty propelled South Australia's score to 235 after being 8 for 140, but a target of 121 was never likely to challenge Victoria even in a low-scoring contest, and Arnberger's 76 ensured that victory was achieved in just 32.4 overs.

Victoria lost Lloyd Mash (18) and Brad Hodge (3) in quick time but Arnberger wrested back the initiative, smashing seven fours and two sixes in a knock that came off just 96 balls.

Tait extended his score to 68 on the third morning and, with Cullen Bailey (19), pushed the score to 235. Mick Lewis, who dismissed Bailey to end SA's innings, was adjudged Man of the Match for his game haul of six wickets.