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Bulls hopeful of last stand

By Sam Lienert 28/11/2003 05:51:17 AM Comments (0)

Queensland was hopeful tailender Michael Kasprowicz and wicket-keeper Wade Seccombe could continue to frustrate South Australia with a fighting last-wicket stand entering the second day of their Pura Cup match at Adelaide Oval.

The pair put on 46 to guide the Bulls to 9-298 at stumps, a far better position than when they came together with the score at 9-252.

Kasprowicz dominated the partnership with some lusty hitting, scoring 36 from 35 balls including seven boundaries, while Seccombe was unbeaten on 67 at the close of play.

Queensland batsman Stuart Law said it was likely to see No.11 Kasprowicz promoted in the batting order above No.9 Ashley Noffke, who made eight, and No.10 Nathan Hauritz, who was bowled for a golden duck.

"There was a competition opened up between the last three in the batting order," Law said.

"Kasper will now be batting at No.9 next bat.

"It's yet to be confirmed by the skipper, but if he gets 50 I think it's more than confirmed, so there's plenty of incentive for him."

Law said that if Seccombe and Kasprowicz could add some more runs, it would complete a good recovery, after the Bulls were 5-110 at one stage.

"It looked like we were going to be bowled out for 200, now we're staring down 320 if these two go on," Law said.

"Wade Seccombe has been in great touch this year and Kasper can do anything, so if we can get 320 that would be a huge bonus for us, first innings here at the Adelaide Oval."

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