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Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Simpson spins Bulls to convincing victory

Queensland 354 and 0 for 119 (Kruger 61, Broad 51) beat New South Wales 210 and 262 (Smith 70, Simpson 5-68) by 10 wickets
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Queensland continued their resurgence by easing to a 10-wicket win after the captain Chris Simpson collected his maiden five-wicket haul against New South Wales. The wicketkeeper Daniel Smith smashed 70 from 50 balls before Simpson shut down the tail with his offspin and helped dismiss the home side for 262.

The visitors raced to their victory target of 119 with Nick Kruger striking 61 off 77 balls and Ryan Board collecting 51. Queensland, who were last in 2007-08, have now won three of their four matches this season and sit on 18 points, four behind the leaders Victoria. New South Wales are the defending champions but their young team is at the bottom on two.

The Blues started the day on 3 for 138 and quickly made sure the Bulls were required to bat again. Smith struck seven fours and four sixes in his brutal display while Dominic Thornely chipped in with 33, but their hopes of saving the match ended with a collapse of 5 for 27. Simpson grabbed 5 for 68 from 24.1 overs while James Hopes and Ryan Harris picked up two wickets each.

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