Queensland Bulls clinched it before lunch on day 4 of the scheduled 5-day match Leg-spinner Mitch Swepson (3-68) helped New South Wales bowled out for 213 in their second inning. The Blues suffered only their second defeat in 14 matches against Queensland despite a world-class bowling attack by Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, and off-spinner Nathan Lyon.
The Queensland Bulls beat New South Wales by an innings and 33 runs in the final at the Allan Border Ground on Sunday to win their 9th Sheffield Shield first-class cricket title in Australia.
Pacer Brendon Doggate (3-37) picked up the last wicket of Australian pacer Josh Hazlewood who was caught behind. Xavier Bartlet also picked up 3-42 for Queensland.
Defending champion New South Wales resumed their 106 runs deficit at 140-5 on Sunday. Test Ranked No.3 Marnus Lauschgne put NSW under pressure after completing his 192-run score on Saturday to give Queensland a total of 389 in the first innings and a total lead of 246 runs.
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Marnus Lauschgne was named Player of the Final Match of Sheffield Shield for his brilliant 192 runs.
— Queensland Cricket (@qldcricket) April 18, 2021
The Blues suffered their only 2nd defeat in 14 matches against Queensland despite a world-class bowling attack by Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, and off-spinner Nathan Lyon.
The win is another win for the region, as with the Queensland Fire women winning their first Women’s National Cricket League title with a 112-run win over Victoria.
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) April 18, 2021