Cricket match date: October 01, 2018
Cricket match time: 02:00 pm local time (09:30 am IST)
Cricket match location: Drummoyne Oval, Sydney
Cricket match format: One-Day Cricket game (50 overs aside)
Stage: Round-Robin Cricket Games
Tournament: JLT One-Day Cup 2018 (Australia Domestic One-Day Cup 2018)
Team A: New South Wales
Team B: Queensland
Team A Captain: Peter Nevill
Team B Captain: Jimmy Pierson
Cricket Match Review:
Three straight defeats to start the tournament followed by two back-to-back victories helped New South Wales (NSW) get back on track in the ongoing JLT One-Day Cup 2018 cricket tournament in Australia. NSW defeated Queensland in the last of their round-robin cricket games to move up to the fifth place in the points table in this domestic one-day cricket tournament.
Pat Cummins made a comeback for NSW in this cricket game but their spinner Chris Green and batters – Jack Edwards and Moises Henriques – stole all the limelight from him with brilliant performances! Having opted to bat first, Queensland were on fire as their batsman Chris Lynn registered his second century of the season – 135 runs off 113 deliveries.
This is also Lynn’s second List-A century and both these centuries came in the ongoing 2018 cricket season. Queensland cricket team total was 278 for 5 in 42.4 overs when Lynn was dismissed by Pat Cummins. Chris Green then went on to complete his five-wicket haul to bowl out Queensland for just 296 runs in 47.4 overs. In the space of 29 deliveries, Queensland lost six wickets, while scoring just 18 runs. Safe to say, the wicket of Chris Lynn opened the floodgates for the Queensland batsmen.
Chasing 297 to win, NSW lost their first two wickets early in the first three overs. Then Moises Henriques (134* off 134) and Jack Edwards (116 off 112) played brilliant piece of cricket and shared a 237-run partnership for the third wicket to take them closer to the target. Henriques remained unbeaten until the end, taking his team to the target with six wickets in hand and 4.2 overs (26 deliveries) to spare.
Henriques and Edwards with the bat fell inches short of breaking a record for the NSW! Their 237-run stand for the third wicket is three runs short of 240-run stand for the third wicket between the Waugh brothers (Steve & Mark) for NSW in 1992.
With this victory, NSW move to the fifth position of the points table with two wins and three defeats in their five games in this season. On the other hand, Queensland move down to the bottom of the points table with just a victory and four defeats in their five games.
Cricket Match Summary:
NSW – 300/4 in 45.4 overs (Moises Henriques – 134*, Jack Edwards – 116, Mitchell Swepson – 1/51, Luke Feldman – 1/55) beat Queensland – 296 all out in 47.1 overs (Chris Lynn – 135, Sam Heazlett – 48, Chris Green – 5/53, Daniel Sams – 3/50) by 6 wickets
Cricket Statistical Highlights:
NSW opener, Jack Edwards (18-year old), became the youngest player to score a century in the history of JLT One-Day Cup cricket tournament. He scored 116 runs off 112 deliveries with 12 fours and three massive sixes. Previous record was with Chris Davies, who was just 19 years old, when he scored a ton for South Australia in the year 1998.
With this victory, NSW move to the fifth position in the points table and they will face Victoria in the ‘Second Qualifying Final’ on Thursday (Oct 04). The second QF game will be played at Drummoyne Oval in Sydney. In the five cricket games played this season, NSW registered two victories and three defeats. The winner of this second QF cricket game will meet Western Australia in the second semi-final on Sunday (Oct 07).
Queensland had to settle at the bottom (sixth) of the points table with four defeats in their five cricket games. Their only victory in this season so far came against South Africa, and both teams will come face to face once again on Wednesday (Oct 03) in the ‘First Qualifying Final’ at the North Sydney Oval in Sydney. The winner of the first QF cricket game will meet Tasmania in the First semi-final on Saturday (Oct 06).
Team A Cricket Team:
Playing XI: Daniel Hughes, Jack Edwards, Kurtis Patterson, Moises Henriques, Nick Larkin, Peter Nevill (c & wk), Daniel Sams, Chris Green, Pat Cummins, Steve OKeefe, Sean Abbott
Bench: Jay Lenton, Ben Dwarshuis, Mickey Edwards, Harry Conway, Trent Copeland, Ryan Gibson, Jason Sangha
Team B Cricket Team:
Playing XI: Sam Heazlett, Max Bryant, Chris Lynn, Charlie Hemphrey, Joe Burns, Jimmy Peirson (c & wk), Andrew Gode, Mark Steketee, Mitchell Swepson, Xavier Bartlett, Luke Feldman
Bench: Matthew Kuhnemann, Billy Stanlake, Lachlan Pfeffer, Jack Prestwidge, Sam Truloff, Jack Wildermuth
Chris Lynn (QL) – 135 runs off 113 deliveries with 14 fours and 7 sixes
Chris Green (NSW) – 5 wickets for 53 runs in 10 overs
Chris Lynn (QL) – 7 sixes