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Domestic Cricket: Game 9 of the 2018 JLT One-Day Cup: Queensland’s Performance

Beautiful change up of rotating the bowlers & picking up early wickets.

Queensland is thankful of the winning toss immunity to field first which paid off.

Big credit to Billy Stanlake who picked the first three & demolished the SA top order.

He brings so much variety of pace plus bounce even at 150 plus clicks.

That’s where SA hesitated & misjudged the shots in the air, giving the QLD fielders some safe pair of hands.

Stanlake may not have picked any clean wickets behind the stumps.

But he will take it with three wickets in hand from short ball screamers.

Xavier Bartlett took the similar amount of wickets as Stanlake’s where I’ve mentioned earlier about the caught & bowl dismissal of Jake Lehmann.

Not only that, he’s an all-rounder of the field having dived and signaled Alex Ross’s short spell for 9 which did delight Billy Stanlake.

Then Bartlett concluded SA’s run chase with two late scalps in the bag.

First ending Tom Cooper’s knock of 139 then clean bowls Kane Richardson.

Matt Kuhnemann, a fine young player who collected two wickets of the day.

Very tricky to try and escape him where Alex Carey couldn’t reach his planned 50 through the catch of Mitch Swepson.

Plus he performed a brilliant lbw dismissing Joe Mennie for 5.

Great job from Kuhnemann as he will make the most out of his opportunities later this state season which could include a stint with Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash.

Mitchell Swepson & Mark Steketee contributed well to share a wicket each.

Moving on to the batting now, I’m impressed with the young opening option.

You got Sam Heazlett & Max Bryant batting together which gives you a left and right-hand combination.

That strategy worked very well even though they both didn’t reach 100s.

Heazlett goes and bats patiently whenever he hits the loose ball as his plus on smashing boundaries which strengthened his half-knock to 80.

Bryant free flows and hits anywhere of the ground as if it’s a mini T20 game where we’ve seen plenty of evidence from his quick-fire 76.

Then Chris Lynn steals the show and performed the other part that Bryant plays his shots earlier on.

You can’t just get enough if he continues to whack boundaries all day.

All bows and smiles for Queensland with a job well done as Lynn’s 100 finishes off with seven wickets in hand.

The more Lynn can back up his brilliant displays going into the Shield & BBL season, the better he will force his way in the 50-Over World Cup for Australia in 2019.

And I think he’s on his prime-time earning plenty of applause in white-ball cricket.

They got today & tomorrow off before facing Western Australia on Friday.

Same ground as yesterday in Hurstville.

It will be a very interesting contest between the two in-form teams.

Apart from that, the toss advantage plus the hard work on batting and bowling justified their win v South Australia.

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