SA v WA, Sheffield Shield, Adelaide, 3rd day November 15, 2013

Haddin makes fifty as Blues eye victory

ESPNcricinfo staff

Queensland 222 and 5 for 113 need another 322 runs to beat New South Wales 386 and 8 for 270 dec (Maddinson 72, Haddin 50*, McDermott 4-44)

Brad Haddin warmed up for the first Test with a quick unbeaten 50 as New South Wales set up what should become a comfortable Sheffield Shield victory against Queensland in Brisbane. At stumps on the third day, the Bulls were 5 for 113 in their chase of 435, needing an unlikely 322 more for victory, and they had Chris Lynn at the crease on 34 alongside Chris Hartley on 2.

The Blues had a big lead on the first innings and that advantage grew further when Nic Maddinson, Haddin and the rest of the New South Wales top order contributed to a second innings of 8 for 270 before the declaration came. David Warner was bowled by Alister McDermott for 21 but his fellow opener Maddinson continued his prolific match with 72 to add to his first-innings 87.

Maddinson struck six fours and two sixes before he was caught off the legspin of Cameron Boyce, while Test batsman Steven Smith made a quick 36 as the Blues chased fast runs. Haddin finished on 50 not out and McDermott ended up with 4 for 44 for Queensland.

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  • Amith on November 16, 2013, 0:27 GMT

    Arivil if i remember correctly Rogers who i rate highly got out to Swann 6 times in the ashes, more then Khawaja and Hughes. Hughes had a shocker against Ashwin in India in the test series, there is no doubting that our lefties need to work against good quality off spin so lets not pigeon hole one batsman on it as all our lefties struggle. Marsh didn't look all to confident as well against Swann in the Aus A game.

  • James on November 15, 2013, 15:51 GMT

    @dunger.bob: Mcdermott can bowl some good deliveries but needs more consistency. I would have liked to see the young guns, Maddo and Head just get over the line today, but it wasn't to be, feel especially for head. Hughes is a good FC cricketer, just needs to grab his chance at tests when he gets it again, but he will score many runs for Australia.

  • Dummy4 on November 15, 2013, 10:57 GMT

    @ Dunger .... everyone is firing .... Hughes got a double century today

  • rob on November 15, 2013, 9:10 GMT

    A nice big innings by Lynn would be perfect right about now. The more young blokes we have firing the better.

    @ Avirup Ganguly: What was your impression of McDermott.

  • Android on November 15, 2013, 8:54 GMT

    another good innings maddo. but you cost Lyon a wicket(khwaja miss).now really Lyon should start at gabba. not impressed with fawad again!O'Keefe should be the second spinner and must play ODIs.

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