Player of the Match
Player of the Match
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Captain Simpson blasts Queensland to top of table

A brutal late partnership between Craig Philipson and Chris Simpson set up a 20-run victory for Queensland at the MCG, where Victoria suffered their first loss of the FR Cup season

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That is an outstanding victory by Queensland. They looked under pressure at the 40 over mark of they're batting innings but a sensational partnership by Craig Philipson and Chris Simpson set the game up. Queensland then backed it up with the ball. Victoria's guns in Rogers, Hussey and White all got starts but couldn't go on. Wade was brave but ultimately it wasn't enough. Chris Simpson has been deservedly named man of the match. His 61 from 34 balls changed the game, and his 1 for 34 from 9 overs capped a wonderful contribution from the skipper. He truly led from the front tonight.

Laughlin to Holland, OUT, bowled him. Game over. Inswinging yorker cleans up Holland's leg stump. What a win by QUeensland. They don't mind playing under lights at the 'G.

JM Holland b Laughlin 14 (32m 20b 1x4 0x6) SR: 70.00

Laughlin to McGain, 1 leg bye, off the toe into the legside.
Laughlin to McGain, no run, driven well but straight to cover.

22 off 11 balls.

Laughlin to Holland, 1 run, driven to long off for one.

48 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | VIC: 239/9 (23 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 4.97, RRR: 11.50)

  • Bryce McGain0 (1b)
  • Jon Holland13 (18b)
  • Nathan Rimmington7-0-36-2
Rimmington to McGain, no run, good length defended back to Rimmington.
Rimmington to Holland, 1 run, full delivery, driven to long on.

Victoria 2nd innings Partnerships

1st3CJL RogersRJ Quiney
2nd1BJ HodgeCJL Rogers
3rd50CJL RogersDJ Hussey
4th58DJ HusseyCL White
5th13AB McDonaldCL White
6th44CL WhiteMS Wade
7th7JW HastingsMS Wade
8th17MS WadeJL Pattinson
9th45MS WadeJM Holland
10th3BE McGainJM Holland