South Australia v Victoria, Sheffield Shield, Adelaide, 2nd day February 21, 2014

Klinger double flattens Victoria

ESPNcricinfo staff

Victoria 4 for 146 (Hussey 70*, Sayers 3-35) trail South Australia 6 for 511 dec (Klinger 213, Ludeman 100*) by 365 runs

Michael Klinger converted his overnight hundred into a double-century, and Tim Ludeman scored a ton too, as South Australia shut out Victoria's chances of victory at the Adelaide Oval. After declaring on 6 for 513 on the second day, South Australia's bowlers reduced the visitors to 4 for 50, before David Hussey and Glenn Maxwell staged a fightback.

South Australia began the day on 2 for 273, with Klinger batting on 115. Tom Cooper added only one run to his overnight 80, though, and when Callum Ferguson and Johan Botha fell in quick succession, Victoria had reduced the hosts to 5 for 286. John Hastings had taken all three wickets.

Ludeman then joined Klinger and added 174 runs for the sixth wicket, driving South Australia towards 500. On 213, Klinger became Maxwell's third wicket, but Ludeman added 51 more with Joe Mennie. Botha declared the innings soon after Ludeman got to his century.

Having been in the field for 145 overs, the Victora top order failed. Chadd Sayers bowled Rob Quiney for 11 and Kane Richardson bowled Michael Hill for 1. Sayers then removed Marcus Stoinis and Cameron White cheaply too. Victoria were in serious trouble when Hussey and Maxwell began a partnership that grew to 96 by stumps.

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  • Dummy4 on February 22, 2014, 8:24 GMT

    @ Jono, It was, probably, the only way South Aus were possibly going to get a win (& stay close to the top of the table.)

  • Dummy4 on February 22, 2014, 8:03 GMT

    The Big Show has arrived perhaps? Maybe he should be called the one man show when playing for the vics?

    I can't believe SA enforced the follow on having already bowled 98 overs.

  • James on February 22, 2014, 5:12 GMT

    Maxwell is on a cracker of a roll! He could have had 3 centuries in the innings but for 3 runs!

  • Dummy4 on February 22, 2014, 1:41 GMT

    For the second game in a row, Maxwell is playing another Sheffield Shield side. Now, I was not a fan of Maxwell when others seemed to be over rating his talent. He sure seems to be stepping into that talent now in First Class cricket and I do think it won't be long that he is considered as essential to Aus Test cricket future as say J Faulkner.

  • Aaron on February 22, 2014, 1:05 GMT

    Very interesting that Maxwell seems to have a better temperament for first class cricket than one day cricket. Perhaps the implicit pressure of having to score quickly causes him to go too hard too soon.

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