South Australia v Queensland, Sheffield Shield, Adelaide, 2nd day November 9, 2009

Redbacks on top after Borgas fires

Cricinfo staff

Queensland 4 for 137 trail South Australia 5 for 477 dec (Borgas 164*, Klinger 84, O'Brien 79, Harris 57, Swan 2-58) by 340 runs

Queensland lost four wickets as South Australia strengthened their hold following Cameron Borgas' career-high 164 on the second day in Adelaide. South Australia waited until they were 5 for 477 before declaring and then reduced the visitors to 4 for 137 at stumps to give them hope of setting up an outright win.

Borgas, who only gained a start due to Mark Cosgrove's hamstring injury, steered the Redbacks cautiously for most of his innings before finishing in a flurry as he moved from his century to 150 in 25 deliveries. It had taken him 222 balls to arrive at three figures, but he ended with five sixes and 17 fours in his hard-working collection.

One of the boundary clearances came off Daniel Doran to bring up Borgas' fourth first-class hundred in his 27th match. At his peak, Borgas smashed 22 from a Chris Simpson over, including three sixes to square leg, before South Australia finally closed their innings in the second session.

O'Brien chipped in with 79 in tough conditions for the visiting bowlers, who managed two breakthroughs for the day. Chris Swan (2 for 58) captured the caught-and-bowled of Tom Cooper from the first ball of the morning after the hosts resumed at 3 for 275, and Ben Cutting removed O'Brien shortly before the closure.

Queensland lost Ryan Broad when he was bowled from the final delivery before tea and Nick Kruger (26) followed after the break. Lee Carseldine also made a start before departing to O'Brien on 20 and the left-arm spinner collected Glen Batticciotto for the same score. Wade Townsend's 44 and Chris Hartley's 6 prevented any further setbacks.