Symonds gets golden duck as his team gets solid thrashing

October 23rd, 2008 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI  

Sydney, Oct 23 (ANI): Australias strapping all-rounder Andrew Symonds fell for a golden duck as Queensland were beaten by Victoria in the Sheffield Shield clash at the Gabba.

The Bulls were bowled out for just 150 in their second innings with left-arm destroyer Dirk Nannes taking career-best figures of 7-50.

Victoria (1-45) polished off the 43-run victory target in the 12th over and tasted a nine-wicket victory.

There was a long string of failures in the Bulls batting lineup including Symonds who got a leading edge on his first ball at the crease, snapped up at gully by Damien Wright off the bowling of Nannes.

Symonds first-ball dismissal was the last thing he needed as debate rages over whether he should be called up for Australia’’s tour of India. That seems extremely unlikely now.

Victorian paceman Shane Harwood is sure to have raised the ire of the Queenslanders when he went down in a mock machine-gunning motion when he had Ashley Noffke (6) caught at leg gully.

Many of Harwoods teammates pretended to fall over as they celebrated the wicket and rubbed salt into Queenslands wounds.

New Bulls skipper Chris Simpson (5) failed again although he was clearly unlucky to be judged caught behind off a Nannes delivery, which missed the bat. (ANI)

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