South Australia v Queensland, Sheffield Shield 2015-16, Adelaide February 4, 2016

Lehmann eyes ton but Queensland on top

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South Australia 5 for 252 (Lehmann 92*, Raphael 65, Ludeman 26*, Swepson 3-64) trail Queensland 6 for 474 dec (Renshaw 146, Wildermuth 100*, Heazlett 75, Andrews 3-106) by 222 runs

Jake Lehmann (pictured playing in the BBL) was on 92 at stumps on the second day in Adelaide © Cricket Australia/Getty Images

Jake Lehmann was within sight of a second first-class century at stumps on the second day at Adelaide Oval, but South Australia still had plenty of work ahead of them after Queensland posted an imposing 6 for 474 in their first innings. At the close of play Lehmann was on 92 and Tim Ludeman was on 26, with the Redbacks at 5 for 252.

Queensland legspinner Mitch Swepson had picked up 3 for 64 after veteran James Hopes struck in the first over of the South Australia innings, and Charlie Hemphrey was also credited with a wicket when Sam Raphael (65) stepped back onto the stumps off his bowling. But Lehmann was the key man for the Redbacks and had a strong chance of scoring his second ton in a five-game career.

The Bulls had started the day on 5 for 357 and Jack Wildermuth, playing his sixth first-class match, registered his maiden century before Chris Hartley declared with him on exactly 100. Hartley had been the only Queensland batsman to lose his wicket on the second day, one of three victims in total for South Australia spinner Tom Andrews.

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  • Uncapped on February 4, 2016, 23:09 GMT

    Lots of young guys making good runs in this round of SS. Jake seems to be a late bloomer.

  • Behind_the_bowlers_arm on February 4, 2016, 11:13 GMT

    Lehmann Junior obviously has something about him. Can imagine the comments on here if he gets close to international selection after the hoo-haa about Rod Marsh and his 'sons' Shaun and Mitch. Good to see the likes of Renshaw & Swepson taking their chances.

  • evda_cheta on February 4, 2016, 9:00 GMT

    well said @JONO MAKIM. very good young talents in show from both sides. junior boof is now showing his presence, while bulls have Renshaw, Heazlett, stanlake and sweepson. exciting days ahead.

  •   Jono Makim on February 4, 2016, 8:29 GMT

    Exciting stuff for those who've been waiting on some young batting talent to come through, the young Lehmann may just be the real deal. Great to see Swepson in the wickets, with a first name of Mitch it is hard to see him not being in the Aussie team sooner rather than later!

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