Queensland v South Australia, Sheffield Shield, 2014-15 March 16, 2015

Burns helps Queensland gun down 299

ESPNcricinfo staff

File Photo - Joe Burns remained unbeaten on 135 to guide Queensland to a five-wicket win © Getty Images

Queensland 390 (Hemphrey 118,Benton 4-95) and 5 for 301 (Burns 135*, Forrest 81) beat South Australia 230 (Zampa 67, Hopes 4-38) and 458 (Cosgrove 103, Ferguson 107, Cutting 5-88) by five wickets
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An unbeaten 135 from Joe Burns and a five-wicket haul from Ben Cutting stood out, as Queensland beat South Australia by five wickets at the Gabba in Brisbane.

Queensland chased 299 in 63.4 overs, riding on Burns' unbeaten 187-ball 135 which featured 12 fours and three sixes. Burns was also backed up by Peter Forrest's 81, as the pair added 162 for the fourth wicket. Resuming on 4 for 357, South Australia added 101 runs for their final six wickets while batting for 28 overs. Jake Lehmann got his second fifty in as many games after which the team's last four wickets fell for just 17 runs. Ben Cutting picked up 5 for 88 in the innings, taking his match figures to 6 for 134

Joe Mennies struck in the second ball of Queesland's second innings to get rid of Matthew Renshaw for a duck, and later, Trent Lawford and Cutting fell within the space of seven balls, leaving the home side tottering at 3 for 30. However, Burns and Forrest steadied the chase, batting together for 39 overs before Adam Zampa had Forrest caught behind.

Zampa struck again to remove Chris Hartely for 33, but Burns kept going at the other end. Jack Wildermuth's cameo of 32 from 17 balls saw Queensland home, handing them their fourth win of the season and South Australia their sixth loss.

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