South Aus v QLD, Ryobi Cup, Adelaide

Richardson leads South Australia to victory

ESPNcricinfo staff

February 19, 2011

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South Australia 9 for 217 (Blizzard 58) beat Queensland 9 for 157 (Richardson 3-21) by 60 runs

Kane Richardson ripped out Queensland's top order, Aaron O'Brien made sure there would be no revival with three middle and lower order wickets, as South Australia took the honours in this bottom-of-the-table clash. South Australia made a steady start, reaching 1 for 75 after their first 20 overs, and Richardson quickly made sure they would not be seriously threatened by their opposition.

He had James Hopes caught second ball for a duck in his second over and followed that up with a double-strike in his fourth. Andrew Robinson holed out for 8 off the first ball before Corey Barsby edged one to the wicketkeeper off the last ball. When Nathan Reardon was bowled by Ben Edmondson for 4, Queensland was all but dead and buried at 4 for 26.

Aiden Blizzard returned to complete his half-century, his 58 being the backbone of South Australia's total of 217. Left-arm spinner O'Brien then joined the party, dismissing Joe Burns and Jason Floros in the same over and adding Michael Neser to his trophy case four overs later. Last man Luke Feldman threw his bat around to make 28 from 13 balls and shrink the margin of defeat, but after Richardson's opening spell, that was the only variable.

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