New South Wales 6 for 565 dec beat South Australia 288 and 103 (Borgas 34, Copeland 5-31, O'Keefe 3-21) by an innings and 174 runs

Trent Copeland grabbed the second five-wicket haul of his three-game career as New South Wales demoralised South Australia with victory by an innings and 174 runs. It took the Blues only 35 minutes on the final morning to wrap up the result, which boosted them to fourth on the Sheffield Shield table and gave them some hope of pushing for a place in the final.

The scene was set on the third day when the Redbacks crashed to 6 for 96 and when Copeland trapped the last recognised batsman Cameron Borgas lbw for 34, a short day appeared likely. Steve O'Keefe (3 for 21) picked up Jake Haberfield caught behind and Copeland snared two more wickets to confirm the win.

It gave Copeland match figures of 8 for 101 and continued the remarkable start to his first-class career after he collected ten wickets on debut three weeks ago. However, he could not wrest the Man-of-the-Match honours from Phillip Hughes, who set up the one-sided contest with 192 on the first day.