Queensland 304 (Peirson 115, Steketee 41, Abbott 5-76) and 5 for 235 (Clayton 87*, Wildermuth 38, Kerr 2-37) beat New South Wales 320 (Gilkes 94, Inexperienced 52, Bartlett 4-50) and 216 (Dwarshius 48*, Steketee 3-36, Sinfield 3-46) by 5 wickets
The specter of rain loomed ominously because the day wore on, with thick clouds hanging over the bottom and the inclement climate arriving simply after Wildermuth fell for 38 earlier than tea. There was a delay of just about an hour, however play resumed with Queensland on 5 for 181 and nonetheless needing one other 52 runs for victory.
However skipper Jimmy Peirson, who had made a century in Queensland’s first innings, was composed and hit a candy cowl drive to the boundary to get off the mark thereafter.
Left-hander Clayton then inched Bulls nearer with a few belligerent boundaries aided by a misfield within the deep from Ben Dwarshuis. earlier than Peirson struck the successful runs with a boundary down the bottom.
However resuming the day at 1 for 35, Queensland had began disastrously when former Australia Take a look at opener Joe Burns and No. 3 Aryan Jain fell early as they slumped to three for 43. The naturally-aggressive Bryant then performed his pictures in a counterattack to regular Queensland’s nerves till he was caught behind off Dwarshuis, a stalwart for Sydney Sixers within the BBL, who has lastly made his means into first-class cricket this season.
Wildermuth received off the mark with a boundary and mixed in an 86-run partnership with Clayton, who survived a probing spell from fast Chris Tremain. NSW had been left aghast when Clayton was twice given not out lbw from Tremain, who slapped the floor in disgust after the second event.
However there was no late twist after the rain delay, with Bulls having fun with a powerful bounce-back efficiency after dropping to Victoria on the MCG earlier this season. They host South Australia within the Protect, beginning on March 2, even NSW’s loss continues their wretched season, with the once-powerhouse state anchored to the underside of the ladder and not using a win from eight matches.