South Australia v Queensland, Sheffield Shield, Adelaide, 4th day November 28, 2011

Burns, Boyce help Bulls to victory

ESPNcricinfo staff

Queensland 3 for 350 dec and 6 for 260 (Burns 74, Christian 3-67) beat South Australia 349 and 9 for 260 dec (Ferguson 62, Boyce 5-110) by 4 wickets

Joe Burns helped Queensland consolidate their big lead at the top of the Sheffield Shield table with a four-wicket win over South Australia in Adelaide. Chasing 260 for victory, the Bulls reached their target with two overs to spare on the final afternoon, Ryan Broad and Michael Neser at the crease at the end after wickets to Daniel Christian and Peter George nearly salvaged a draw for the Redbacks.

Burns made 74 and there were solid contributions from the rest of the top order as Queensland reached 6 for 260. They had been set their target after the Redbacks declared at 9 for 260, following a late flurry of wickets to the Bulls legspinner Cameron Boyce, who was expensive but picked up 5 for 110 from 18 overs.

Callum Ferguson top scored with 62 and Adam Crosthwaite, in his second first-class game for the Redbacks, made 54. Queensland's win puts them well out in front on the Shield table with five outright wins from five games, while the Redbacks are languishing on the bottom and have not won a match.