Sheffield Shield Round 7, Day 3: Big Show the Only Show

The New South Wales Blues completed their thrashing of the Victorian Bushrangers on day 3, but not without another brilliant individual performance from “The Big Show”, Glenn Maxwell. After being 3/0 at stumps, Victoria decided to not recover at all and continue their woeful start by losing a further 3 wickets to be 6/9 – and incredibly 8 of those runs were sundries. A short time later Cameron White was run out – how you can be taking risks like that when you’re 6 for nothing is beyond me. From here Maxwell took off. He hit 7 Sixes and 14 Fours in an incredible 127 off 102 balls. He managed to score 55% of Victoria’s runs for the match. Speaking of the match, Victoria were bowled out for 186 to lose by an innings and 48 runs. Trent Copeland added another 3 wickets to his 3 from the first innings to cap off a brilliant bowling performance from the Blues.

Click to see Vic’s Scorecard at 6/10

South Australia declared at 6/202 up in Brisbane, 470 runs ahead of Queensland. Callum Ferguson‘s 70 helped propel the Redbacks to their total. The Bulls are 2/170 in their unlikely chase. Joe Burns scored 72 before falling to Botha. A huge innings from Khawaja (26*) is required if Queensland are going to get anywhere near their target.

The clash over in Western Australia is looking like having a close finish tomorrow. 83 from Tasmania skipper George Bailey and 53 from Ed Cowan got Tasmania to 286 in their 2nd innings, with all rounder Mitch Marsh taking 4 wickets for Western Australia. This left WA with a target of 255 in the final innings. Fekete managed two early scalps for Tassy, removing Bancroft and night-watchman Beer. The batsman of the tournament Marcus North is still at the crease however, making for an intriguing days play at the WACCA tomorrow!

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