White century hands Bushrangers first win

07 Oct 2014

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A Cameron White century led a successful Bushrangers run chase 299, as Victoria bounced back for their first win of the season over South Australia at the Gabba.

Victoria's veterans stood-up following a demorilising nine-wicket loss to Queensland on Saturday.

John Hastings (3-37) made brilliant use of his ten overs, helping restrict South Australia from blowing the target out beyond 300, removing danger-men Callum Ferguson (12) and Alex Ross (65)

The Redbacks finsihed with a nice spread of runs between batsmen, as Ross, Johan Botha (61) and Travis Head (52) all postied half centuries on their way to a total of 8-299.

Rob Quiney (63) combined with White for a 77-run stand in the early stages of the run chase, before David Hussey was unleashed on the match.

The 37-year-old's 41-ball 65, which included ten fours and one six, put the Bushrnagers in the driver's seat at the end of the 40th over, reducing the target to 64 from the final ten overs.

Marcus Stoinis (2) then became the fifth Victorian batsmen to be sent back to the Gabba sheds in the following over, leaving Hastings (23no) and White (102no) to finish the job.

White reached both the target and his ton in style, hitting back-to-back fours to claim victory with nine balls remaining.

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The Redbacks are back in action on Wednesday at the Brisbane Cricket Ground when they take-on the Warriors, while the Bushrangers head to Allan Border Field to take on Tasmania on the same day.