Queensland get the better of Cricket Australia XI

Queensland 7 for 278 (Renshaw 88, Floros 68*) beat Cricket Australia XI 5 for 274 (Gibson 106, Bosisto 86) by three wickets

Queensland were made to work hard by the Cricket Australia XI before emerging with a three-wicket victory in the opening match of the Matador Cup at Allan Border Field.

Led by a century from Ryan Gibson, the CA XI posted 5 for 274 after Will Bosisto won the toss and chose to bat first.

Bosisto and Gibson added 172 after the loss of two early wickets to underpin the CA XI total. Luke Feldman and Peter George combined for five wickets to prevent the visitors from pushing on to 300.

The Bulls' chase was sustained by Matt Renshaw, who made 88 in a series of partnerships including 80 with Joe Burns. After Renshaw fell to the young NSW spinner Arjun Nair, the new Queensland captain Jason Floros played a commanding hand to settle the contest.

He was helped by Michael Neser, ultimately allowing the Bulls to sneak home with three overs to spare.