Feldman and Swan run through Redbacks
Queensland 160 and 6 for 237 dec beat South Australia 72 and 231 (Harris 62, Smith 53, Feldman 4-63) by 94 runs
Queensland confirmed their place in the Sheffield Shield final and kept the pressure on Victoria with a 94-run victory over South Australia. Luke Feldman and Chris Swan made sure the rain didn't stop a win at the Gabba as they overcame some early concerns to dismiss the Redbacks for 231.
Daniel Harris and Michael Klinger gave South Australia hope of chasing the 326 for victory in the difficult conditions when they put on 70 for the second wicket, but the home side surged to take 9 for 72. A damp ball suddenly didn't concern the bowlers as the game swung in three run-less overs when four wickets fell and the Redbacks tumbled to 5 for 159.
Klinger (37) and Mark Cosgrove both edged Swan, Harris departed for 62 when caught behind off Feldman and Swan removed Cameron Borgas first ball with Craig Philipson's second catch at second slip. Daniel Christian and Aaron O'Brien hung around for 30 runs before the wickets tumbled again.
Feldman knocked over Christian (18) and Tim Ludeman, who were both taken by Chris Hartley as he pouched his 250th catch in the competition. Ben Cutting bowled O'Brien when he shouldered arms to an off-cutter to have them 8 for 189.
Philipson and Nathan Rimmington finished things off to end a bad game for South Australia, who were dismissed for 72 on the second day. Feldman is in his debut season and took his tally to 24 wickets in five Shield games with 4 for 63 while Swan, the swing bowler, returned 3 for 59.
The win lifted Queensland to 32 points and they will battle with Victoria over the final round to determine who hosts the final on March 17. Queensland play Western Australia at the Gabba from Wednesday while Victoria are at home to Tasmania.