South Australia v Queensland, Adelaide, 1st Day February 25, 2017

Zampa six-for scythes through Queensland

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South Australia 0 for 35 ( Weatherald 19*) trail Queensland 218 (Peirson 50, Wildermuth 40, Zampa 6-62) by 183 runs

File photo - Adam Zampa took his first five-wicket haul in first-class cricket © Getty Images

Adam Zampa emulated the first-innings feat of Steve O'Keefe in India by snaring six wickets in a strong opening day for South Australia against Queensland in the Sheffield Shield match at Adelaide Oval.

Oueensland elected to bat first after winning the toss, but were unable to generate a substantial score as Zampa proved his worth at the same venue where he had claimed three wickets for Australia in a Twenty20 match against Sri Lanka on Wednesday night.

Queensland's best resistance was provided by Jimmy Peirson, who scored 50 from the spot vacated by the injured Chris Hartley - ending a run of consecutive Shield appearances for the wicketkeeper that date back a decade, to 2007. Jack Wildermuth's 40 was Queensland's only other significant contribution as they were bowled out for 218.

Daniel Worrall, making his return to South Australia's line-up after injury, picked up the important wickets of the openers Peter Forrest and Joe Burns after they had put on fifty for the opening stand, which allowed Zampa to strut his stuff against the Queensland middle order. South Australia advanced to 35 without loss at stumps.

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  • cricketcarl on February 25, 2017, 16:37 GMT

    there is no O in SOA, is it added to make up the three letter state 'code' just because the other playing states have three? As a South Aussie, i can tell you now that South Australia is and always has been known as SA, it really pains me each time i see this O thrown in the middle, makes it sound like some academy team of young upstarts, not even state level, please fix. btw i'm sure nobody will get it confused with SAF who don't usually play in such comp's as the Sheffield Shield, thank you.

  • BRADMANBESTEVER on February 25, 2017, 11:18 GMT

    Good the see the boy Wildermuth making a few. God knows we need a genuine all rounder at 6 in the test team.

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