New South Wales 4 for 310 (Hughes 122, Maddinson 112) beat Victoria 309 (White 69, Maxwell 67, Finch 52) by six wickets
Nic Maddinson thumped 112 off 89 © Getty Images
Maddinson and Hughes were able to do what the Bushrangers could not, going on from their starts to reach three figures and leave the Blues’ middle order with a simple task after both were dismissed.
Victoria’s captain Pete Handscomb perhaps erred also by not calling the left-arm spinner Jon Holland into the attack until the 34th over. Holland went on to take three wickets, but they arrived too late.
The Bushrangers had earlier seemed set for a far bigger score than they ultimately managed, but the inability of any of the batsmen to go on to a truly substantial score counted against them. Only 52 runs were taken from the final 10 overs of the innings, as Doug Bollinger proved particularly effective.
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