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Finch blitzkrieg snaps Queensland's winning streak


Victoria vs Queensland
Aaron Finch's whirlwind knock of 188, containing as many as 14 sixes, overshadowed Usman Khawaja's ton (his second in a row) as Victoria trounced Queensland by nine wickets. Opting to bat first, Queensland got off to a good start with the openers - Khawaja and Sam Heazlett - setting the tone with a brisk partnership. Heazlett, the aggressor in that stand with a 51-ball 69, was out LBW to Jon Holland to end a stand worth 118. With the foundation laid, Queensland were able to take it further through Khawaja who next found an ally in Matt Renshaw (66), and added 63 runs for the third wicket. A total of 304 seemed fairly competitive at the halfway stage but it was chased down with ridiculous ease thanks to Finch's onslaught. Adding useful stands with Sam Harper first and then Marcus Harris, Finch raced away to highest List A score, and handed Queensland their first loss of the tournament.
Queensland 304/6 (Usman Khawaja 112, Matt Renshaw 66) lost to Victoria 305/1 in 44.2 ov (Aaron Finch 188, Marcus Harris 61) by 9 wickets
South Australia vs Tasmania
Tasmania suffered their third defeat in four games despite a ton from opener Caleb Jewell. His hundred and a 162-run association for the third wicket with Jordan Silk (87) had helped Tasmania recover after losing two wickets in the space of 18 balls. But that steady partnership did not do enough to trouble South Australia, who chased down the target of 256 in under 39 overs to win with a bonus point. A 50-run opening stand first set the tone with Jake Weatherald getting a half-century. Adding to his good work at the top were fifties from numbers 3 and 4, Travis Head and Alex Carey. Both remained unbeaten on 80 each, as their 130-run stand for the third wicket led the hosts to a comfortable victory.
Tasmania 255/7 (Caleb Jewell 104, Jordan Silk 87) lost to South Australia 257/2 in 38.4 ov (Alex Carey 80*, Travis Head 80*, Jake Weatherald 53) by 8 wickets

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