Pura Cup 2005/06

Winner - Queensland

Queensland v Victoria, Pura Cup final, Brisbane

Time for a format change

Peter English questions the format of a tournament final that encouraged Queensland to bat on and on

Queensland v Victoria, Pura Cup final, Brisbane, 5th day

Johnson's six wickets lead Bulls to Pura Cup victory

Mitchell Johnson did not get to bat in Queensland's 6 for 900 declared, but he made sure he left a mark on the Pura Cup final with a six wicket-haul and ten for the match as the Bulls won by an innings and 354 runs

Queensland v Victoria, Pura Cup final, Brisbane, 4th day

Bulls gorge on records in racking up 900

Queensland's two-year Pura Cup revenge is almost complete as they batted and battered Victoria into submission, boredom and a certain second place at the Gabba

Points Table

Teams Mat Won Lost Tied Draw Aban Pts
Queensland 10 5 2 0 3 0 34
Victoria 10 4 4 0 2 0 30
South Aust 10 4 3 0 3 0 26
Tasmania 10 4 4 0 2 0 26
Western Aust 10 3 6 0 1 0 24
NSW 10 3 4 0 3 0 20

Statistics

Pura Cup, 2005/06 (in Australia First-class)

Jimmy Maher and Andy Bichel celebrate the victory in style
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Jimmy Maher and Andy Bichel celebrate the victory
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Queensland celebrate the final wicket of Dirk Nannes
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Mitchell Johnson routed Victoria with 6 for 51
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Queensland celebrate a smashing win
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Queensland pose with the trophy
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Tournament Results
Queensland v Victoria at Brisbane - Mar 24-28, 2006
Queensland won by an innings and 354 runs
South Aust v NSW at Adelaide - Mar 10-13, 2006
South Aust won by 45 runs
Victoria v Western Aust at Melbourne - Mar 10-13, 2006
Victoria won by 5 wickets
Tasmania v Queensland at Hobart - Mar 10-12, 2006
Tasmania won by an innings and 40 runs
Western Aust v South Aust at Perth - Mar 3-6, 2006
Match drawn
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