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Player of the Match
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Fawad five-for seals huge win for Victoria

Victoria 9 for 325 dec (Maxwell 79, Dean 60, Mennie 3-73) and 5 for 305 dec (Handscomb 102, Maxwell 63) beat South Australia 224 (Raphael 48, Lehmann 41, Boland 5-38) and 189 (Head 59, Fawad 5-24) by 218 runs
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'Boland forced our mistakes' - Head

South Australia's Travis Head talks about his side's loss to Victoria at Adelaide

Victoria charged to an outright victory over South Australia and a commanding lead on the Sheffield Shield table on the final afternoon of the day/night match at Adelaide Oval.

The ground's floodlights were not even required on day four, as Fawad Ahmed's spin and Scott Boland's heavy ball ripped through South Australia, who had entered the match as Victoria's nearest challengers on the Shield table.

For the hosts only the captain Travis Head was able to endure for long, making a forlorn 59 before his wicket was the start of a match-ending slide in which SA lost their last four wickets for a mere 22.

Victoria are now very much in pole position to play the Shield final at their preferred venue, the lateral choice of Traeger Park in Alice Springs.

  • Fawad five-for seals huge win for Victoria

    Victoria charged to an outright victory over South Australia and a commanding lead on the Sheffield Shield table on the final afternoon of the day/night match at Adelaide Oval.

  • Handscomb's century sets up Victoria's victory push

    Peter Handscomb glided to an attractive ton as Victoria closed in on an outright victory over their nearest challenger South Australia on the penultimate night of the floodlit Sheffield Shield match

  • Boland five-for keeps Victoria on top

    Scott Boland's figures of 5 for 38 helped Victoria bowl South Australia out for 224 and attain a 101-run first-innings lead at the Adelaide Oval

  • Brisk Maxwell propels Victoria into ascendancy

    A return to form by Glenn Maxwell powered Victoria to 9 for 325 before Matthew Wade's declaration allowed the visitors to see off South Australia's openers in their Sheffield Shield match under lights at Adelaide Oval

South Aust 4th innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st44MJ CosgroveTLW Cooper
2nd22TLW CooperSJ Raphael
3rd33TM HeadSJ Raphael
4th22JS LehmannTM Head
5th13JM MennieTM Head
6th33AI RossTM Head
7th1TP LudemanAI Ross
8th12TP LudemanA Zampa
9th5TP LudemanC Valente
10th4TP LudemanDJ Worrall