Queensland v Victoria, Ryobi Cup, Brisbane October 7, 2012

Finch and Quiney crush Queensland

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Victoria 2 for 379 (Finch 154, Quiney 119, Rogers 64) beat Queensland 189 (Burns 50, Holland 3-49) by 190 runs

Aaron Finch blasted the highest score ever by a Victorian in Australia's domestic one-day history to set up a 190-run thrashing of Queensland at the Gabba. The win was so comprehensive that the Bushrangers gained two bonus points, set up by their innings of 2 for 379 - the highest total Victoria had ever achieved in a one-day game and the third highest in Australia's domestic history.

In his first Ryobi Cup match as acting captain, Finch struck 154 from 141 deliveries, surpassing the previous Victorian record score of 144, set by Brad Hodge last summer. It was Finch's first one-day hundred and he had plenty of support from Rob Quiney, who made a career best 119 as the pair put on 226 for the opening wicket, another state record.

They were not parted until the 37th over, when Ben Cutting removed Quiney, but things didn't get any easier for the Bulls as Chris Rogers came to the crease and struck an unbeaten 64 from 37 balls. When Finch fell in the 47th over Rogers was joined by Will Sheridan, who hit three sixes in his 12-ball cameo of 28 not out, and Cutting finished with the most expensive figures in Australia's one-day domestic history - 2 for 101 off 12 overs.

Queensland's chase began poorly and at 2 for 9 it appeared Victoria would have a chance of achieving the greatest winning margin in the competition's history, but Western Australia's 219-run victory against Tasmania in 1998 remained the biggest win. Joe Burns offered some fight with his composed 50 from 55 balls and Chris Hartley chipped in with 36 in the lower order, but at no point were the Bulls in with a realistic chance. Jon Holland picked up 3 for 49 and Queensland were dismissed in the 39th over for 189.

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  • Christopher on October 9, 2012, 9:09 GMT

    While I see absolutely no reason to squander research and intelligence on those whose sole criterion for a players selection is that they like him or where he was born,I feel compelled to respond to the least of the reasoning.For those who are claiming that Khawaja was soley responsible for winning Derbyshire the championship,here are the records of other Derbyshire players in 2012.As you can see,there are 4 players with more runs. Guptill,the previous overseas player has a better average and scored his runs at a S/R of 67 v Khawajas 49. Khawajas 71 and 72* in the final or 143 runs represent 26.6% of his seasons total boosting his average from 39 before that game,to 48 afterwards. Derbyshire batting averages 2012 WL Madsen 928 231*37.12 WJ Durston 878 121 36.58 Redfern 848 133 38.54 MJ Guptill 594 137 49.50 UT Khawaja 537 110*48.81 I have on numerous occasions written my position on Cowans, including on his articles where I made it clear that i disagree with his views.

  • Christopher on October 9, 2012, 8:27 GMT

    Stumps Day 1 of the Shield match: Tasmania 2/345 vs Sth Australia with one being a run out and the other the import off spinner of dubious action in Botha. Qld numbers 7 and 8 both scored hundreds last match. There are already two in this match after one day with the promise of more to come. Is there anything else you'd like to add about the quality of the Sth Australia attack against which Khawaja made 88 after being dropped on 11 @Edwards_A, @Macca_mat and @Rahul_Ashok. I'm an observer of evidence trails and probability. Khawaja may well flourish at some point and clearly has some capacity to do so given his record up to 18 months ago,but his numbers suggest that there is a fundamental flaw in his game that needs to be addressed. His average fell from 53 to as low as 42. If he is to prove himself,it must be with consistency of results against quality opposition on a regular basis. His record is available for anyone to see. Like anyone,his selection should be results based,not agenda.

  • Mariam on October 9, 2012, 4:17 GMT

    Well said Edwards_A and Rahul_Ashok, i am not sure any amount of convincing will make Hyclass change his mind, he has decided to talk against Khawaja and will continue to do so.Shield player of the year in 2011, Derbyshire's best batsman(taking them to Division 1 after 10 years) and scoring 88 in the most difficult conditions on day 1 against South Australia don't mean anything. By the way Cowan failed again today after failing in the first game too, but I hear no critism about him. Personally as a sub continent migrant based in Australia it makes me very proud to see players like Khawaja coming through the system, he has opened many doors for all sub continent youngsters in Austrlia

  • Christopher on October 9, 2012, 1:38 GMT

    I have no criticism of Khawaja's technique & have certainly never made reference to it with respect to Forrest whom I deemed not of standard.The observations that I made at the time that Khawaja was named Shield Player of the Year,have lowered his average from 53 to 43 in 18 months.Those same observations were made during the last county season by those writing the articles on this site-that in making his trigger movement,he is inconsistent & is in the habit of walking himself front on. Regardless of what technique he uses from that point,he is inconsistently placed to apply it.Batsmanship is the art of successful exact repetition,having well considered attacking,defensive plans and the courage,concentration & stamina to execute them.Technique is the least relevant aspect.Nobes had the worst technique I ever saw,opened the batting & averaged 41.Also look at Chanderpaul.My criticism of Hughes has been his pursuit of technique & its detrimental effect on his record,fallen from 62 to 45.

  • Christopher on October 9, 2012, 1:19 GMT

    Hopes made the kind of statement expected from a captain welcoming a new player.Khawaja made 88 (dropped on 11) & 20 in a game against Sth Aus,a team that has lost its last 17 Shield matches & unsurprisingly,finished last the last 3 seasons.George wasnt deemed worthy of selection.Lyon has days out on very friendly pitches,but rarely takes a wicket in between,as evidenced in that game.This game,Khawaja made 4 and Forrest,whose record is very,very ordinary,made 0. Khawaja made a quarter of his seasons runs in that final for Derbyshire,even though both innings were low 70s and Gale described his lone 100 against Yorkshire as 'having played and missed more than the entire Yorkshire team',as well being dropped twice. He was dropped from the Test side averaging 29 at the Boycott like S/R of 39 after 6 Tests and has 6 single figure score from his last 13 FC and LA innings,clearly indicating a deficiency.Im regularly critical of Hughes.Feel free to read recent articles by clicking on him.

  • Allan on October 8, 2012, 23:32 GMT

    @Hyclass let me quote you what James Hopes said of Khawaja's technique after the first game, "He was exceptional on a wicket like that," Hopes said."It's a good test of batting, Shield cricket at the Gabba . . . in my book he's got a technique ready-made to bat (in the) top order for Australia." Hopes like most cricketers know how solid his technique is but you obviously know more then them. Border, Clarke, Ponting have said the same positive things about his technique. As for getting runs against South Australia in the past that has included Peter George, Lyon, not sure if you classify that as a weak attack. Stop repeating the same lines every time.

  • Rahul on October 8, 2012, 22:53 GMT

    @Hyclass Khawaja and Forrest are fantastic players. Khawaja was unlucky to be dropped last year from Australia and will prove himself this season. He had a good stint with Derbyshire and got man of the match n their final matches which got helped them win division 2 and got them in division 1. In the first shield game this year James Hopes singled his innings out on the first day as it was a green pitch in cloudy conditions, everyone else failed except him on that day which included Burns, Forrest(2 good batsman). In your analysis you never pick on Hughes but pick on Forrest and Khawaja, what's up with that.

  • Bryn on October 8, 2012, 16:20 GMT

    finch missing from the aus t20 side is a disgrace he has only ever performed on the international stage the last innings he played he smashed the daylights out of a an england side

  • Mariam on October 8, 2012, 13:42 GMT

    @hyclass you seem to criticize 2 of the best young batsman in Forrest and Khawaja. Both will have great shield seasons this year. You failed to pick on Hughes technical defeciences but find faults in Forrest and Khawaja who have the best techniques out of all the young players in the country.

  • Christopher on October 8, 2012, 5:08 GMT

    Only long term records and the observation of opponents,pitches and grounds in those records,has the capacity to provide quality information about players. Forrest, whose initial Aus selection I opposed,has plummeted and may now be at risk in the State side. He had a short run of success in Shield and that was used to promote him ahead of far better performed candidates. Who is being held accountable? Khawaja has continued his modest form after being fortunately dropped on 11 against a very mediocre Sth Aus attack on his way to 88 and 20.He needs to rectify his trigger movement flaws if he is to progress against quality opposition. Burns has shown potential and is clearly in selectors thoughts re Aus A. Players on the fringes need to commit mentally to the long format and its mastery. Hodge,whose record was usurped by Finch,was an example of a player fluent in all formats. David Hussey became less fluid at 1st class as he improved in T20. I expect lessons to be learned, not ignored.

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