Western Australia scrape home for tight win
Western Australia 7 for 150 (Harris 34, Zampa 4-18) beat South Australia 147 (Lawford 61, Paris 3-34, Behrendorff 3-38) by 3 wickets
Western Australia squeezed home for a three-wicket victory despite an outstanding bowling effort from young South Australia legspinner Adam Zampa in a low-scoring contest at the Gabba. After South Australia were bowled out for 147 - and lucky to get that many having been 7 for 76 - the Warriors made hard work of the chase as Zampa proved tricky to get away.
He collected 4 for 18 from his 10 overs and fast bowler Shaun Tait chipped in with 2 for 39 to keep South Australia in with a chance of defending their small total. It looked like the Warriors would reach their target on cruise control when openers Craig Simmons (26) and Marcus Harris (34) put on 69 for the opening wicket, but things soon became tougher.
In his first game for Western Australia, Michael Klinger failed to score against his old state, lbw to Zampa for a six-ball duck, and when Sam Whiteman fell next ball Zampa was on a hat-trick. He could not make it three from three and Adam Voges and Ashton Agar pushed Western Australia closer, the winning runs coming in the 37th over.
The Redbacks had done well to make it such a contest after a terrible start left them at 4 for 24, and then 6 for 45 as Jason Behrendorff and Joel Paris picked up three wickets each. An entertaining 61 from 44 balls from South Australia's debutant allrounder Trent Lawford pushed the total up but the Redbacks were dismissed in the 28th over.