Hazlewood takes three in another NSW win
New South Wales 6 for 194 (Rohrer 52) beat Queensland 190 (Reardon 45, Henriques 3-28, Sandhu 3-37, Hazlewood 3-47) by 4 wickets
Josh Hazlewood claimed another three wickets to take his tally to 10 from the first two games of the one-day season as New South Wales toppled the reigning champions Queensland in Brisbane. Hazlewood, Moises Henriques and Gurinder Sandhu each picked up three victims as the Bulls were bowled out for 190 at Allan Border Field, and New South Wales chased down the target with four wickets in hand.
Having destroyed Victoria in the opening match of the campaign, Queensland entered this game with confidence and chose to bat, but after reaching 1 for 70 they suffered a mini-collapse of 4 for 14. The Bulls never quite recovered from that as the seamers continued to chip away, and Nathan Reardon (45), Usman Khawaja (43) and James Hopes (39) made the only contributions of note.
Hazlewood finished the innings by bowling Luke Feldman in the 43rd over and it gave him 3 for 47 to add to his 7 for 36 from Saturday's match against South Australia. But still, the Blues had to find 191 runs for victory and things looked a little shaky at 2 for 23 after Nic Maddinson fell to Mark Steketee and Scott Henry was run out.
However, opener Peter Nevill steered the chase with 43 and after his departure, a 91-run stand between Ben Rohrer and Ryan Carters put New South Wales within touching distance of the target. Rohrer fell for 52 with four runs still needed but Carters (41 not out) and Josh Lalor ensured the win came in the 48th over.