South Australia have cruised to a nine-wicket bonus-point victory over Queensland in the Ryobi Cup fixture at Adelaide Oval on Sunday.
The Redbacks chased down the Bulls' modest total of 189, racing to 1-192 following a 138-run opening partnership between Phil Hughes (95 not out) and Michael Klinger (72).
The opening duo belted 16 boundaries and a six between them in an aggressive stance as they blitzed the required run-rate smashing just below six runs per over.
Klinger was the only loss after he was rattled on the pads for lbw by an in-swinger from Queensland skipper James Hopes (1-20) in the 25th over as Callum Ferguson (18 not out) maintained the run chase with Hughes, who hit the winning runs with a huge six but missed out on a maiden domestic one-day ton.
The win was set-up earlier in the day following Kane Richardson's career-high six-wicket haul (6-48) – the equal third best limited overs figures for a Redbacks bowler.
A dynamite spell of bowling in the middle of the Queensland's innings saw Richardson take an astonishing 4-1 in the space of two overs from the paceman, as the Bulls crumbled and lost 6-42.
Usman Khawaja top-scored for the Bulls with 57 including eight fours and one six, while Joe Burns (51) combined impressively for a record eighth-wicket 57-run stand with spinner Brad Ipson (33).
Khawaja began the innings comfortably for the visitors after Redbacks captain Johan Botha won the toss and elected to field, combining productively for an opening stand of 61 with Chris Hartley before Richardson tore apart the Queensland innings.
Hartley fell first for 24 in the 17th over when he edged a Richardson delivery through to wicketkeeper Tim Ludeman.
Khawaja reached his 50 with a six over deep mid-wicket before he was dismissed three balls later as he looked for another maximum, as Richardson claimed the prized scalp of the classy left-hander.
The former New South Wales representative's dismissal ignited a six-wicket collapse, spearheaded by the vicious bowling of Richardson who in the 26th over dismissed three batsmen.
Peter Forrest (one) was first when Richardson forced the 26-year-old into a defensive shot which popped up towards fine leg where Redbacks all-rounder Daniel Worrall (1-47) narrowed in and took the catch.
Chris Lynn (0) would be Richardson's fourth victim after he was deceived by a short delivery that found the leading edge back into the paceman's hands.
The 21-year-old rounded out a stunning over when Ludeman plucked the scoreless Nathan Reardon behind the stumps.
With momentum swung heavily in the Redbacks' favour, Burns and Hopes repelled the onslaught but only for six overs when the latter departed for 14 followed by Nathan Hauritz (four).
The Redbacks looked set to clean up the lower order but an unlikely record tail-end partnership between Burns and Ipson salvaged some respectability for the away side.
Ipson survived three appeals in the 37th over before unloading with two boundaries and two sixes.
The 30-year-old was almost dismissed when Tom Cooper took a catch on the boundary, but momentum took the fielder onto the boundary rope while he still had ball in hand.
It was Ipson's last contribution for the day when an over later he was bowled by Richardson.
Burns brought up his half-century before he and Luke Feldman were caught from the bowling of Botha (2-44) in the 49th over as the Bulls were bowled out for 189.
First Posted 21 October, 2012 8:55PM AEST