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Queensland wrap up tense, low-scoring victory

Mark Steketee celebrates a wicket with his teammates Getty Images

Queensland 115 (Labuschagne 36, Andrews 6-40) & 130 (Heazlett 37, Mennie 3-16, Andrews 3-42) beat South Australia 71 (Feldman 4-19, Neser 3-17) & 131 (Lehmann 42, Steketee 4-29) by 43 runs

Queensland wrapped up a tense, low-scoring victory over South Australia to consign the Redbacks to the bottom of the Sheffield Shield table little more than an hour into the third day at the Gabba after 37 wickets fell over the first two days.

Resuming at 7 for 94 in pursuit of 175, the visitors had placed much of their hope in Jake Lehmann, unbeaten overnight on 41. But in the third over of the morning, he was deemed lbw to Michael Neser, in the same over as he had been dropped in the slips by Marnus Labuschagne.

The Bulls celebrated this wicket with relish, but still had to sweat through another 13.1 overs as SA's last two wickets scrapped another 36 runs. The critical breakthrough was made by the spin bowler Mitchell Swepson, not previously used in the match, who coaxed Joe Mennie to slap a catch to cover. Luke Robins fell to Cameron Gannon shortly after to leave the Bulls victorious.

South Aust 4th innings Partnerships

1st0J WeatheraldCJ McInerney
2nd19KR SmithCJ McInerney
3rd7TM HeadKR Smith
4th5JS LehmannKR Smith
5th1BR DavisJS Lehmann
6th14JS LehmannHJ Nielsen
7th40JS LehmannTD Andrews
8th9JS LehmannNP Winter
9th35JM MennieNP Winter
10th1NP WinterLJ Robins