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Langer and Rogers steer WA to record win

A blistering century by Justin Langer, along with an unbeaten 117 from Chris Rogers, steered Western Australia to a record win over Queensland in the day-night ING Cup match at the WACA

AAP
09-Jan-2004
Western Australia 3 for 298 (Rogers 117*, Langer 106) beat Queensland 5 for 297
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A blistering century by Justin Langer, along with an unbeaten 117 from Chris Rogers, steered Western Australia to a record win over Queensland in the day-night ING Cup match at the WACA.
Langer reached his hundred in 75 deliveries, just one ball more than the record jointly held Stuart Law and Brad Haddin. Meanwhile, WA's seven-wicket win went down in history as the highest run-chase at the WACA.
The victory means WA are now two games clear at the top of the table, while Queensland slipped to fifth after South Australia's defeat of Tasmania.
Martin Love appeared to have given Queensland the upper hand after he struck 110 off 97 deliveries with eight boundaries and a six. Love, batting at No. 3, was the rock around which the innings was built. James Hopes provided some big hitting towards the end with 46 off 37 balls.
WA's chase started slowly, but Ryan Campbell, who snared three catches in the Queensland innings, soon got the score ticking over. But he was dismissed for 23 in the seventh over, and John Taylor, promoted to No. 3, followed him back to the pavilion in the next over.
Langer came to the crease with the score on 42 for 2 and he raced to a half-century from 46 deliveries, and needed only 29 more balls to reach three figures. However, the reintroduction of Michael Kasprowicz to the attack resulted in Langer's dismissal, and that slowed the innings dramatically.
Only 41 runs were scored off the next 11 overs as Chris Rogers continued to play the sheet-anchor role and Murray Goodwin took time to find his feet. The pair picked up the rate in the 40th over with 11 runs, and followed that with 10 to reduce the asking rate down to under five an over with nine overs remaining.
Rogers brought up his 100 in the 43rd over with a crashing square-drive and Goodwin finished on 43 not out as they completed the chase in the 47th over.