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Vics beat Bulls by eight wickets

By Chris Herde 01/11/2003 05:22:06 AM Comments (0)

Centuries to Matthew Elliott and Brad Hodge guided Victoria to an eight wicket victory over Queensland in Friday night's ING Cup match at the Gabba.

The Bushrangers were set 236 runs by Queensland, thanks to some late big hitting by Bulls wicketkeeper Wade Seccombe and off-spinner Nathan Hauritz.

The Victorian innings, which started 45 minutes late because of rain, began badly when Jonathan Moss was out for a duck when he was caught by Shane Jurgenson at short mid on off the bowling of Joe Dawes.

But Elliott smashed 117 while Hodge hit 107 to put on 221 and shatter Victoria's previous all wicket limited over record of 194 which Elliott set with Graeme Vimpani against NSW in the 1999-2000 season

Elliott's century was his sixth domestic one-day hundred and he hit 13 fours and a six which went under the ING sign, narrowly missing out on $50,000 in prize money, during his 116 ball stay.

Hodge made his fifth domestic one day century, belting 15 fours during his 123 ball tenure at the crease.

The win erases memories of the Bushrangers loss to NSW last week while Queensland will lick its wounds and ready itself to play Victoria in the Pura Cup match at the Gabba from Sunday.

Queensland were fortunate to make 235 after being 6-164 with 12 overs remaining.

Hauritz joined Seccombe at the crease for a face-saving unbeaten 71-run stand, which included 44 runs off the last 3.2 overs.

In an action-pack final ten overs Seccombe hit an unbeaten 50, which included four dropped catches off debutante Allan Wise, while Hauritz pulled his hamstring while taking off for a quick run.

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