South Australia v Victoria, Sheffield Shield, Adelaide, 4th day February 5, 2012

Holland bowls Victoria to comfortable win

ESPNcricinfo staff

Victoria 437 and 4 for 231 dec beat South Australia 224 and 258 (Cooper 93, Ferguson 79, Holland 4-74) by 186 runs

A career-best match haul from Jon Holland helped Victoria cruise to victory on the fourth day at Adelaide Oval. Holland picked up 4 for 74 in the second innings and seven wickets for the match as Victoria jumped to third on the Sheffield Shield table with their 186-run win over South Australia.

The Redbacks began the day at 3 for 113 chasing 445, with Tom Cooper and Callum Ferguson at the crease. Ferguson, hoping for a century to show the national selectors that he should still be in their thoughts, made 79 before he was brilliantly caught in the slips by a diving Cameron White off the bowling of Will Sheridan.

Cooper made 93, missing his opportunity for his second hundred of the Shield campaign when he was caught and bowled by Holland. There wasn't much resistance from the rest of the South Australian order and the result was confirmed when Cameron Williams was caught behind off Holland with the Redbacks on 258.

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  • Dummy4 on February 8, 2012, 3:27 GMT

    Ferguson should be in the team by now, with Cooper knocking the for Steven Smith and Cameron White : The CA should look into what went wrong...they did have unlimited potential...Ben Cutting and Hazelwood also should be in the bowling mix

  • Dummy4 on February 6, 2012, 11:45 GMT

    I see cooper as a real chance for gussets spot in the future

  • Andrew on February 6, 2012, 8:28 GMT

    @Favell - I spose it depends on what you see in a player, in Ferguson I saw (still do) genuine class, with White I saw potential, but primarily as a batsmen who bowls good p/t leggies. His bowling - like that of S Smith has dropped off, & with it the batting. Let us agree that they both could of been a lot more???

  • Keith on February 6, 2012, 2:04 GMT

    No, no Meety. Cam White is still the biggest disappointment going around.

  • Andrew on February 5, 2012, 23:57 GMT

    Holland's career is just starting to come along nicely. Won't be too long before we have reasonable depth in our spinning stocks! Ferguson still remains the biggest dissappointment going around!!!!

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