In-form Putland seals win for Redbacks
South Australia 9 for 232 (O'Brien 44*, Clark 4-51) beat New South Wales 199 (Maddinson 54, Putland 4-41) by 33 runs
Gary Putland's four wickets earned the Man of the Match award and a comfortable first-up victory for South Australia over New South Wales in Adelaide. Putland's 4 for 41 helped the Redbacks defend their 9 for 232 as the Blues were dismissed for 199 in the 43rd over.
Aaron O'Brien struck 13 runs from the final six balls of South Australia's innings to move to 44 while Michael Klinger (40), Cameron Borgas (38) and Graham Manou (38) also chipped in. The Redbacks were a wobbly 4 for 96 after 20 overs, but came back well in the second phase to post a match-winning total. Stuart Clark collected 4 for 51 in a handy display while Scott Coyte gained 2 for 15 from three overs.
It was a quiet night for David Warner (7), Usman Khawaja (7) and Brad Haddin (0), who were early casualties, and Phil Jaques fell for 32 as the Blues reached 4 for 89 after 20 overs. In their second innings Nic Maddinson raced to 54 off 51 on debut and Moises Henriques added 41, but the assignment proved too difficult.