Qld v SA, Sheffield Shield, Brisbane, 3rd day February 14, 2014

Queensland lose two in huge chase

ESPNcricinfo staff

Queensland 135 and 2 for 170 (Burns 72) need another 301 to beat South Australia 403 and 6 for 202 dec (Ferguson 70*)

An unbeaten 70 from Callum Ferguson extended South Australia's lead in Brisbane, where they set Queensland an unlikely 471 for victory. By stumps on the third day, the Bulls had made a steady start but had lost both openers and were still 301 short of their target, on 2 for 170, with Usman Khawaja on 26 and Nick Stevens on 24.

Joe Burns and Luke Pomersbach might have given the Redbacks a few nervous moments as they built a 118-run opening stand but that ended when Pomersbach was caught off the bowling of Chadd Sayers for 47. Burns struck six fours and one six in his 72 before he was caught off the spin of Johan Botha, but they were the only successes for the Redbacks after they declared at 6 for 202.

South Australia had resumed at 0 for 22 after declining to enforce the follow-on on the second day and although Queensland chipped away with regular wickets, Ferguson and Botha (40) made sure the target kept growing.

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  • James on February 15, 2014, 7:11 GMT

    @Mitty2: Khawaja needs to do this for 2 seasons more. This is his first FC century in yonks and by the looks of things it is getting harder and harder to get into the test side as we are getting closer to finding our best 6 bats.

    I was a big fan of Khawaja, but you have to be honest, he just wasn't good enough to take his chances. His average dropped from the 50's to below 40. The not out here will help him though.

  • Dummy4 on February 15, 2014, 7:06 GMT

    What a way to put yourself back into the national radar and show your class ! Take a bow Usman Khawaja ... Has to be the shield innings of this year !

  • Hamish on February 15, 2014, 5:38 GMT

    Khawaja magic. I wonder if all his pseudonym supporters will come out of the woodwork and say that he should come in for Clarke...

  • Dummy4 on February 14, 2014, 10:53 GMT

    yet again burnsy gets out in the 70's !

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