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February 24, 2011
Queensland 347 (Burns 140, Hopes 92) and 218 (Hartley 61) beat South Australia 294 (Manou 87, Blizzard 64) and 177 (Harris 105*, Hopes 6-50) by 94 runs
Daniel Harris fought a valiant, but ultimately futile, battle as James Hopes and Luke Feldman ran through South Australia to give Queensland a comfortable win and move them to third in the points table, behind New South Wales and Tasmania.
Harris batted for just shy of three hours to make an unbeaten 105, and innings that included 12 fours and a six, but watched a procession of his team-mates come and go at the other end as no one else was able to knuckle down and keep him company. The South Australia batsmen racked up a total of seven ducks, including four of the top six batsmen, as Hopes ran through the middle order. He trapped Cameron Borgas and Aiden Blizzard leg before off consecutive balls in the 10th over, repeated the trick with Daniel Christian in the 12th over, and then had Graham Manou caught behind for naught in the 14th over.
At 6 for 36, it looked like South Australia would not make it to lunch, but Cullen Bailey battled to make 28 and add 82 with Harris, to give the South Australian innings some respectability. Hopes eventually had him trapped in front as well to complete his five-for, before adding Kane Richardson to his tally to give him eight wickets for the match. Feldman then returned to knock over the last two wickets to also finish with eight wickets in the game.
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