SA v WA, Sheffield Shield, Adelaide, 2nd day November 14, 2013

Copeland takes five as Blues stay on top

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Queensland 9 for 216 (Khawaja 58, Copeland 5-49) trail New South Wales 386 (Maddinson 87, Smith 69, Henry 60, Warner 52) by 170 runs

Test spinner Nathan Lyon picked up two wickets as New South Wales retained control on the second day against Queensland at Allan Border Field, despite a half-century from Usman Khawaja. At stumps, the Bulls were 9 for 216 with Ben Cutting on 10 and Alister McDermott on 1, still trailing the Blues by 170 runs after New South Wales were bowled out earlier in the day for 386.

Lyon was not used until late in the Queensland innings as the seamers did the job for the Blues, especially former Test bowler Trent Copeland, who removed all of Queensland's top four batsmen and finished the day with 5 for 49. Copeland had opener Joe Burns caught behind for 14 and before Khawaja and Greg Moller put on 91 for the second wicket, a stand that ended when Khawaja was lbw for 58.

Copeland also got rid of Moller for 43 and Chris Lynn for 15, as well was the Queensland captain James Hopes caught behind for 40. The New South Wales captain Brad Haddin did not call on his Test team-mate Lyon until the 50th over of the innings and when he did come on, he soon accounted for Chris Hartley, taken at slip for 35, and Cameron Boyce, caught at short leg for a duck.

New South Wales had resumed on the second morning on 8 for 368 and they added 18 for the loss of their final two wickets. The five Queensland bowlers used, Cutting, McDermott, Hopes, Boyce and Michael Neser, each picked up two wickets.

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  • Graham on November 15, 2013, 10:10 GMT

    Beertje, Fromwhat I have seen Copeland is 125. Sayers about 132

  • Mashuq on November 15, 2013, 7:04 GMT

    Can anyone tell me what the relative speeds of Copeland and Sayers are?

  • Andrew on November 15, 2013, 1:03 GMT

    @ Gandery on (November 14, 2013, 11:18 GMT) - know what you mean although I would say "Career unappreciated by the speed gun..." @Chris_P on (November 14, 2013, 11:57 GMT) - Copeland & Faulkner cop the same sort of criticism, which goes along the lines of "I can't see them troubling International batsmen...." If that is the case - we have a severe problem in Oz as these two keep delivering great FC stats year after year, Copeland in particular. With Copeland - I believe Oz could play 4 pacers, as he can chug thru 30 overs in a day & will 9 times out of 10 concede less than 3rpo. Has potential to be an allrounder - but we have been saying that for a while! BTW - he does injury himself - just not on the cricket field! LOL!

  • Graham on November 14, 2013, 23:21 GMT

    Now we have had the Khawaja supporters talk up a mediocre 50 can the O keefe supporters also come out to talk up how O Keefe outbatted and outbowled Lyon.

  • Dummy4 on November 14, 2013, 20:34 GMT

    Would have been a sweet spell to witness!!!

    ASmith ... I agree with Khawaja, but Hughes was given SL and India .... while Khawaja was taken out of Sheffield Shield and sat on the Australian Bench of half of last season, giving him little time in the middle .... Then was taken on the India Tour an sat on the bench while the Australian top order failed.

    People whinge about his Test Form but when you are not given a proper run what would you expect ..... then again he did top score in one innings and was the victim of one of the worst DRS decision of all time.

  • Amith on November 14, 2013, 12:18 GMT

    Before last Christmas, Khawaja was the second top scorer in shield behind Hughes and then the rest were a fair way behind. The problem is that they have done Khawaja's in with the constant dropping and moving positions in the batting order. He is a top order batsman and that is where he should play and be given a full series after a solid shield season. Same goes for Hughes, give him a good shield season and if he performs then show faith.

  • Mariam on November 14, 2013, 12:07 GMT

    Good to see Khawaja get a 50, big shield season for him coming and we need him firing. Copeland continues his good form from county cricket.

  • Peter on November 14, 2013, 11:57 GMT

    Trent Copeland is a real trojan. Probably his skills are not fully utilized in Aussie conditions, but in England he thrived & he did well in SL where his bowling is far better suited. Have watched him for many years putting in a lot of overs on spin friendly pitches in Sydney, he has always delivered, & doesn't injure himself either. Given AB field is well known as a batting track, even a better performance by him.

  • Shaun on November 14, 2013, 11:18 GMT

    Mr COPELAND is Mr Reliable once again. Hope his batting keeps going well this season. Career cut short by the speed gun but he still keeps performing.

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