NSW v South Australia, Sheffield Shield, Sydney, 3rd day

Putland puts Redbacks on victory path

ESPNcricinfo staff

December 10, 2013

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South Australia 426 (Hughes 118, Ferguson 80, Copeland 4-92, O'Keefe 3-93) and 0 for 0 need another 96 runs to beat New South Wales 373 and 148 (Rohrer 40, Putland 4-35)
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Gary Putland sends down a delivery, Victoria v South Australia, Sheffield Shield, Melbourne, 2nd day, November 24, 2012
Gary Putland took 4 for 35 (file photo) © Getty Images
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Gary Putland bowled South Australia into a winning position on the third day at the SCG, where the Redbacks skittled New South Wales for 148 in their second innings and were then left with a paltry target of 96 for victory. At stumps, South Australia had faced only one over and were yet to score with both openers, Michael Klinger and first-innings centurion Phillip Hughes, safely still at the crease.

South Australia had started the day at 5 for 288 and solid contributions from several lower-order men including Joe Mennie (45) and Kane Richardson (40) earned the visitors first-innings points and a lead of 53 runs. It might not have seemed an enormous advantage, but it may prove to be more than adequate after Putland collected 4 for 35 as the Blues collapsed for 148.

Ben Rohrer top scored with 40 in the second innings for New South Wales and the innings never fully recovered from a shaky start of 3 for 11. Should South Australia win the match it will take them to the top of the Sheffield Shield table as the teams break for the Big Bash League.

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Posted by Shaggy076 on (December 10, 2013, 19:34 GMT)

Tabul; They are just kids there will be inconsistency. Head has only batted once this game anyway.

Posted by   on (December 10, 2013, 12:55 GMT)

Worried that both Head and Silk have had a couple of lean games ! Were their good runs just a flash in the pan ??

Posted by   on (December 10, 2013, 11:49 GMT)

Well done to Putland. That will silence some of the critics after the first innings. Going for 103 runs of 19 overs and only taking 1 wicket. Then to turn it around in the second innings with an outstanding bowling display shows true character. Well done buddy. Now carry it over into the next match.

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