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SA too strong for Vics despite Dean ton

South Australia have moved to second on the domestic one-day cup cricket standings after an 11-run win over Victoria at North Sydney Oval.

SA too strong for Vics despite Dean ton

South Australia have moved to second on the domestic one-day cup cricket standings after an 11-run win over Victoria at North Sydney Oval.

A maiden one-day cup century from Victorian Travis Dean was unable to prevent South Australia collecting an 11-run win and move a step closer to a berth in next week's finals.

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Chasing South Australia's imposing tally of 6-356, the Vics stayed in the hunt thanks to Dean's 119 off just 98 balls at North Sydney Oval.


Victoria were without big-hitting Cameron White due to injury, but rookie opener Matt Short helped get the Bushrangers off to a bright start with 81 (off 83).

However, the dismissal of Australian representative Peter Handscomb for 21 at 3-203 left the Bushrangers with too much to do as the run-rate mounted.

Some late lusty hitting from the tail-end meant Victoria needed 23 from the final over, eventually finishing on 8-345.

South Australia dominated the Victorian bowlers from the outset of their innings, with Jake Weatherald (71) and Alex Carey (33) putting on a run-a-ball 107 for the opening wicket.

But it was a dynamic cameo from No.6 Jake Lehmann - 63 not out off just 25 balls - which proved the difference in the final wash-up.

The penultimate-round win helps South Australia jump into second spot in the standings, though having played a match extra than their rivals.


AAP



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