Qld v SA, Sheffield Shield, Brisbane, 4th day February 15, 2014

Khawaja leads Queensland to record chase

ESPNcricinfo staff

Queensland 135 and 5 for 471 (Khawaja 182*, Burns 72, Hopes 58) beat South Australia 403 and 6 for 202 dec by 5 wickets
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Usman Khawaja scored an unbeaten 182 as Queensland pulled off the second-highest chase in Sheffield Shield history, stunning South Australia by chasing down their target of 471 with five wickets in hand. The Bulls had started the final day at 2 for 170, still needing another 301 to win, and the early loss of Nick Stevens for 25 hurt Queensland's dreams of achieving their goal.

However, Khawaja had other ideas and combined with Peter Forrest for an 81-run stand that ended when Forrest was caught off the bowling of Daniel Worrall for 35. The Queensland captain James Hopes took up the challenge and joined with Khawaja for a 114-run partnership that pushed the Bulls to within 100 of their target when Hopes was caught off Gary Putland's bowling for 58.

But with 163 needed off 36 overs in the final session, Khawaja started scoring more freely and struck 23 boundaries on his way to an unbeaten 182 and had important help from Chris Hartley, who made 48 not out as they reached their target with 8.4 overs remaining. The win was comfortably Queensland's highest ever chase and was second for all teams, only bettered by South Australia's 6 for 506 against Queensland in 1991-92.

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