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Qld beats Vic after bizarre run out

By Roger Vaughan 29/11/2006 10:21:10 PM Comments (0)

A bizarre run out proved crucial as Queensland beat Victoria by eight runs in their one-day cricket match at the MCG.

Scott Brant took a well-judged catch at long off to remove Adam Crosthwaite for 19 on the second ball of the last over to dismiss Victoria for 227, just short of Queensland's 8-235.

But it was at 4-173 where the game was largely lost.

Cruising in the 36th over, the run-out changed the balance of the game.

James Hopes's underarm throw hit the stumps at the striker's end as Michael Klinger made a full-length dive at the crease on a quick single.

Klinger's bat crossed the line, but it was in the air when the ball hit the stumps and so under the rules of cricket he was out for a top score of 79.

Third umpire Tony Ward took several minutes to rule Klinger out.

Victoria needed Klinger to bat until late in the innings and it never recovered from his dismissal.

Later in the innings, Adam Crosthwaite should have been run out under similar circumstances, but umpire Jeff Brookes did not call for the third umpire.

Earlier, Klinger had put on 80 with first-gamer Robert Quiney for the fourth wicket, after Victoria was in early trouble at 3-72.

Hopes trapped Quiney lbw for 39, while all-rounder Andrew McDonald made 31 and Andy Bichel took 3-45 from 10 overs.

Victorian captain Cameron White took 3-41 and two catches in Queensland's innings and Clinton Perren top-scored with 45.

Queensland won the toss, but the undermanned Victorian attack reduced the Bulls to 2-20 on a slow pitch.

First-gamer Darren Pattinson trapped James Hopes lbw for seven and Clint McKay bowled Chris Simpson for a duck.

But opener Jimmy Maher and Andrew Symonds threatened to bust the game open with an 83-run stand.

White broke the partnership when he had Symonds caught in the deep for 44.

In White's next over, Maher tried to sweep and Jon Moss caught him at backward square leg for 43.

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