Published On: Wed, Feb 28th, 2018

Doggett five-for hoists Queensland to top

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Queensland 342 & 8 for 285 dec (Labuschagne 62, Peirson 51*, Winter 3-55) beat South Australia 162 & 347 (Carey 98, Head 85, Doggett 5-77) by 118 runs

A five-wicket haul from emerging paceman Brendan Doggett helped Queensland move well clear at the top of the Sheffield Shield table after a 118-run win over South Australia.

The Redbacks needed 384 to win on the final day with only six wickets in hand but did not shirk the monstrous chase. Travis Head set the tone with expansive strokeplay early. He was well supported by nightwatchman Joe Mennie before Doggett trapped Mennie in front.

Head lost his off stump to an inswinger from Jack Wildermuth for 85. When Tom Cooper fell a short time later the game appeared over. But Alex Carey and Adam Zampa kept fighting and they put on 108 for the eighth wicket.

Doggett claimed Carey only two runs shy of a century. He removed Daniel Worrall four balls later to claim his first five-wicket haul at Shield level. Matt Renshaw was named Man of the Match for his day-one century.

The Bulls are now eight points clear on top of the table with two rounds to go and in a strong position to host the final.



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