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Victoria thrash South Australia, extend lead atop points table

Victoria 184 (Finch 49, Sayers 4-40) and 306 (Finch 71, White 56, Sayers 4-59) beat South Australia 178 (Lehmann 92, Holland 4-26) and 188 (Head 47) by 124 runs

James Pattinson's three wickets in his comeback from injury helped Victoria extend their advantage at the top of the Sheffield Shield table with a comprehensive victory over South Australia inside three days at Adelaide Oval.

Set 313 to win after Victoria were bowled out for 306, South Australia never threatened to get close after their top order was rumbled for the second time in the match.

Having claimed two wickets in the first innings, Pattinson accounted for Sam Raphael and Tom Cooper with the new ball before returning to end the resistance of Alex Carey. Chris Tremain and Scott Boland were also among the wickets, and Jon Holland completed another excellent display against SA by wrapping up the tail to finish with seven for the match.

Aaron Finch and Cameron White had earlier ensured South Australia would face a steep chase. Chadd Sayers' four wickets gave him eight for the match and 46 wickets in seven Shield matches so far this season.

Finch took the gloves for the Bushrangers in the second innings following the concussion suffered by Sam Harper.

South Aust 4th innings Partnerships

1st4SJ RaphaelJ Weatherald
2nd0CJ FergusonJ Weatherald
3rd11CJ FergusonTM Head
4th22JS LehmannTM Head
5th21TLW CooperTM Head
6th49AT CareyTM Head
7th23AT CareyA Zampa
8th5KW RichardsonAT Carey
9th53CJ SayersKW Richardson
10th0CJ SayersDMK Grant