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JLT SHEFFIELD SHIELD 2017-18

Redbacks, Bulls clash ends in draw

06 December 2017
MATCH REPORT

Points shared in Cairns as Matthew Renshaw scores an unbeaten half-century on day four

JLT Sheffield Shield 2017-18, Round 5

QLD
SA

The first JLT Sheffield Shield match played in Cairns has ended in a listless draw with South Australia setting Queensland a near-impossible victory target in little more than a session on Wednesday.

Chasing 331 to win, Queensland bunkered down and had reached 3-125 off 42 overs when play was called off at Cazaly's Stadium.

Dumped Test opener Matthew Renshaw cast aside a first-innings failure to defy the Redbacks' push for victory with a stoic 51 not out.

Renshaw carves out unbeaten fifty

Queensland were very briefly threatened at 3-82 midway through the final session but injury returnee Sam Heazlett helped steady the ship with 22 not out.

Seamer Chadd Sayers, who was released from Australia's Test squad to play in the match, impressed with the ball taking 2-13 from nine typically tight overs.

Earlier, SA batted well into the middle session holding back their declaration until reaching 7-234.

Resuming at a shaky 2-59, the Redbacks were able to steady the ship thanks to half centuries from Travis Head (65) and Callum Ferguson (59).

Queensland had made a sporting declaration during the final session on Tuesday, 96 runs behind their opponents at 5-389.

Former Test batsman Joe Burns scored a career-best 202 not out in the Bulls' first innings but only lasted a few overs the second time around, dismissed by Sayers for just 4.


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