SA v Victoria, Sheffield Shield, Adelaide, 4th day November 19, 2014

Siddle takes five in Victoria's innings win

ESPNcricinfo staff

Victoria 7 for 607 dec (Handscomb 134, Rogers 107, Stoinis 90, Christian 89, Hussey 81, Quiney 52, Mennie 3-102) beat South Australia 8 for 431 dec and 130 (Ludeman 38, Siddle 5-31, Ahmed 3-12) by an innings and 46 runs

If Peter Siddle needed wickets to remind the selectors why he should retain his Test place, he could hardly have delivered in more impressive style. On a pitch that had produced 1038 runs in the first innings combined, Siddle ran through South Australia in their second innings and collected 5 for 31, bowling Victoria to an innings victory and not surprisingly being named Man of the Match.

Victoria began the final day on 5 for 521 and added another 86 to their total for the loss of two wickets, Peter Handscomb for 134 and Daniel Christian for 89. The declaration came from stand-in captain Cameron White with the total on 7 for 607, which left South Australia needing 176 to avoid defeat; effectively they had to bat the whole day and play out a draw.

Siddle picked up the key wickets of Phillip Hughes and Mark Cosgrove in his seventh over and followed in his next with Callum Ferguson, who was caught behind for 4. He added Tom Cooper, lbw for 6 and the South Australians were in big trouble at 4 for 42. Tim Ludeman (38) and Johan Botha (24) tried to steady but the wickets kept falling.

Siddle got rid of Ludeman to take his match tally to seven wickets and when Fawad Ahmed ran through the lower order with three wickets in two overs, the result was all but determined. The innings victory was completed when Chadd Sayers was caught behind off Chris Tremain for 14.