Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Doggett five-for hoists Queensland to top

Queensland 342 & 8 for 285 dec (Labuschagne 62, Peirson 51*, Winter 3-55) beat South Australia 162 & 347 (Carey 98, Head 85, Doggett 5-77) by 118 runs

A five-wicket haul from emerging paceman Brendan Doggett helped Queensland move well clear at the top of the Sheffield Shield table after a 118-run win over South Australia.

The Redbacks needed 384 to win on the final day with only six wickets in hand but did not shirk the monstrous chase. Travis Head set the tone with expansive strokeplay early. He was well supported by nightwatchman Joe Mennie before Doggett trapped Mennie in front.

Head lost his off stump to an inswinger from Jack Wildermuth for 85. When Tom Cooper fell a short time later the game appeared over. But Alex Carey and Adam Zampa kept fighting and they put on 108 for the eighth wicket.

Doggett claimed Carey only two runs shy of a century. He removed Daniel Worrall four balls later to claim his first five-wicket haul at Shield level. Matt Renshaw was named Man of the Match for his day-one century.

The Bulls are now eight points clear on top of the table with two rounds to go and in a strong position to host the final.

South Aust 4th innings Partnerships

1st51J WeatheraldJD Dalton
2nd6CJ FergusonJ Weatherald
3rd0CJ FergusonTM Head
4th21JS LehmannTM Head
5th99JM MennieTM Head
6th23TLW CooperTM Head
7th38TLW CooperAT Carey
8th108AT CareyA Zampa
9th1A ZampaDJ Worrall
10th0A ZampaNP Winter