South Australia v Victoria, Ryobi One-Day cup, Sydney October 4, 2013

White, Quiney secure Victoria win

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Victoria 4 for 236 (White 86, Quiney 65, McDonald 2-47) beat South Australia 6 for 232 (Miller 47, Luderman 38, Christian 2-41) by six wickets

Fifties from opener Rob Quiney and Cameron White helped Victoria to a six-wicket win in their Ryobi Cup match against South Australia in Sydney.

Victoria began their chase of 233 slowly, as Aaron Finch was run-out for 5 in the third over, but recovered with a 78-run stand for the second wicket between Quiney and Matthew Wade.

Wade hit three fours and two sixes, but departed for a 51-ball 44 in the 21st over, with Victoria needing another 147 off 29 overs. South Australia captain Johan Botha introduced Sam Miller into the mix to try and enforce their advantage, but Quiney and White stood firm and batted out the next 18 overs.

Quiney, who top-scored for Victoria in their last game against Tasmania, continued his good form, scoring a patient 65 that included just three fours. He found support in White, who scored an aggressive 89-ball 86 with six fours and four sixes.

Quiney was caught by Chadd Sayers off Kane Richardson in the 39th over but David Hussey, accelerated for Victoria, racing to an unbeaten 28 off just 23, and ended the match with a six.

South Australia were earlier propelled by a 64-run, sixth-wicket partnership between Tim Ludeman and Miller that took them to 6 for 232 in their 50 overs. Electing to bat, openers Michael Klinger and Phillip Hughes made a good start, scoring 69 off 15.4 overs, but Scott Boland - who struck twice in the 27th over - and Dan Christian picked up two wickets each to rattle their top and middle order.

South Australia were struggling at 5 for 148 before Ludeman and Miller's late surge took them to a competitive total.

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  • Patrick on October 5, 2013, 5:02 GMT

    Victoria are going to be very hard to beat this year in all forms. Hussey & White are 2 of the best players in the country, Quiney, McDonald & Hastings are domestic giants, Handscomb and Holland look like excellent talents starting to find their feet and depending on international duty they will sporadically have guys like Rogers, Siddle, McKay, Pattinson, Maxwell, Finch, Fawad in the side. Imagine if Hodge was still around . . . It strikes me that Hodge, D.Hussey and White are probably the 3 best batsmen in Australia after Michael Clarke at the moment, and not one of them is close to any national side. Go figure.

  • James on October 5, 2013, 2:00 GMT

    Not everyone who performs should be in the side, we just need performers at state level then the top will take care of itself. In a good side, there will always be people unlucky not to be playing.

  • Sally on October 5, 2013, 1:08 GMT

    Just turned the TV on - no games. But wait - there was one yesterday, and another on Monday, and one on Wednesday. What a pity I don't live in Sydney, and I have to work for a living. Great scheduling CA !!!!!

  • Patrick on October 5, 2013, 0:29 GMT

    Does anyone know why guys like Chris Rogers and Clint McKay haven't been playing for Victoria in these Ryobi games?

  • Prasanna on October 4, 2013, 12:12 GMT

    LLiam Flynn, i think you made a very fair point - Hope Bear gets a decent start to the domestic Shield season and make himself count. The transition has gone terrible and hence it is time to re-work the plans and start to pick folks based on form, not age.

  • Dummy4 on October 4, 2013, 9:23 GMT

    If White continues with some decent form this season in both LA and FC it is conceivable he could be in the mix for a test spot. He played the one series in 2008 in India with a poor record but apart from that averages just over 40 in FC and can bowl a few overs of handy part-time spin. Given that Clarke could miss some games a decent experienced middle-order bat needs to be in reserve. Hope that the bad old days are behind us and we start picking on form rather than plans for the distant future or politics.

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