South Australia v NSW, Ryobi Cup, Sydney October 22, 2013

Abbott, Lyon lead NSW to victory

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New South Wales 8 for 252 in 42 overs (Maddinson 75, Abbott 50, Mennie 4-58) beat South Australia 198 in 34.5 overs (Cooper 73, Abbott 3-32, Lyon 3-64) by 49 runs (D/L method)

New South Wales finished their Ryobi Cup league campaign with a victory - by 49 runs via D/L method - against South Australia to secure their position in the elimination final. NSW and Victoria will face off in the elimination final on October 24, with Queensland waiting for the winner of that match for the overall final on October 27.

After winning the toss at Drummoyne Oval, the NSW openers put on 30 in 4.1 overs. David Warner led the quick start with 32 off 23 balls, and after he was dismissed in the seventh over with the score on 3 for 52, Nic Maddinson and Kurtis Patterson added 101 for the fourth wicket.

Once Maddinson fell on 75 and Ben Rohrer was dismissed first ball, it was left to Sean Abbott and Steve O'Keefe to keep the innings going. They did so with scores of 50 and 31 as NSW finished on 8 for 252 in 42 overs. Joe Mennie was the pick of the bowlers for South Australia with 4 for 58.

Chasing a revised target of 248 in 41 overs, South Australia's reply started inauspiciously as Matt Weaver fell for a two-ball duck. Michael Klinger and Tom Cooper put on 73 for the second wicket but Abbott broke that stand in the 14th over. South Australia then suffered a double-blow with the score on 113, and the middle order faltered as four wickets fell in the space of 26 runs. Nathan Lyon and Abbott took three wicket each, and Tim Ludeman's 29-ball 34 was not enough as South Australia were dismissed for 198.

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  • Dummy4 on October 24, 2013, 0:48 GMT

    Kurtis Patterson is not a middle order batsman,he is a top order batsman.He deserves number 3 spot.

  • rob on October 23, 2013, 4:20 GMT

    Poor old Redbacks. They can't take a trick.

    Ludeman, their wicket keeper looks really tidy behind the stumps. I saw the Vic/SA match and it was clear as a crystal who was the better keeper between Ludeman and Wade. Matty was letting byes through, dropping catches, missing returns and generally making it look like hard yakka while Ludeman was silky smooth and almost invisible because of it.

    No real point to this by the way, just an observation.

  • Dummy4 on October 23, 2013, 2:36 GMT

    I was fortunate enough to be able to get to this game in time to watch the start of the SA innings. I doubt there will be another state cricket match being played at Drummoyne oval any time soon, especially under lights.

    The batsmen (for both sides) really won this game for NSW as their bowling looked a bit lacking and SA batsmen (apart from Cooper) didn't really seem to be showing any real intent on scoring quick early runs. To me it looked as if Bollinger and Sandhu were both bowling too short but Klinger especially didn't really seem to mind just blocking them out and not taking advantage of the short boundaries. SA didn't play O'Keefe well at all and were trying to continually sweep or play him across the line when they could have played with a straight bat for easy singles. I thought Lyon bowled well too and mixed his pace well on a non-turning wicket but the short boundaries meant that he got hit for a few sixes. Abbott looked awesome though and bowled good lengths

  • Peter on October 23, 2013, 1:47 GMT

    Sean Abbott looks very good as an all rounder in this format, definitely one to watch out for as a future potential international player. He still needs a lot of work to do in first class though.

  • James on October 22, 2013, 12:05 GMT

    Sean Abbott looks like a good prospect, decent bowler decent bat, look forward to him developing into a good player for NSW. Well bowled Lyno!!!

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