Originally Posted by Bolar Bolabi
ING Cup - Queensland V Western Australia
Queensland @ $1.55
Must win game for Queensland.
There is value to be had in Western Australia - but Queensland should get up.
Western Australia made 226.
Queensland got off with a flyer thanks to rising star Hopes who scored 77 off 66. Maher didn't do much, made 14 but stayed around. Perren and Hopes enjoyed a small partnership. Perren fell after 6 off 24 balls then Hopes fell aswell. Didn't take long for Philipson and Simpson to fall aswell and QLD lost 4 wickets off 2 and a bit overs. Was looking grim at 5/113 off 20 overs.
Reardon and debutant (future star) Paulsen put in a solid partnership together. 58 run partnership. Paulsen and Reardon fell within a few overs and Queensland had Bichel and Hartley at the crease.
Bichel fell and the score was 8/197 (44.1). Hauritz and Hartley had to steer queensland home. At one stage of the innings, around the 20 over mark, they had a 30 run/ball difference and found themselves behind in the last 4 overs. They needed 16 off 2 overs to win. Got 6 runs off the 49th over and needed 10 off the last.
It was here that Australia's future Wicket Keeper, Hartley showed his true worth. He hit a 6 off the first ball of the over, then got a single and Hauritz got a single and suddenly QLD needed 2 to win off 3 balls. Hartley hit another 6 to win the game for QLD.
Just got out of Jail there. Our middle order is crap without Watson and Symmonds. Time to make a few changes. A usual collapse and we just snuck home. Not good enough. I was impressed with debutant Paulsen tonight. He's an up and coming star. He held his nerve and kept us in the game.
Philipson and Simpson need to go. We have Paulsen who proved his worth tonight and we have Reardon.
I would go with this team next year when we start winning again. Something along these lines. Philipson and Simpson need to go.
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