Andrew Symonds fails again as Queensland struggles

February 16th, 2009 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI  

Melbourne, Feb 16 (ANI): Australian all rounder Andrew Symonds failed again with the bat as Queensland struggled to avoid outright defeat in the Sheffield Shield match at the Adelaide Oval.

South Australia reduced Queensland chasing 333 for victory to 3-88 to take control of the match at lunch on the final day.

The Redbacks dismissed Ryan Broad, Martin Love and Symonds. Young quicks Peter George (1-12) and Jake Haberfield (2-11) both enjoyed fruitful spells.

The Bulls can shore up a spot in the Shield final against Victoria with outright points, but will need a significant partnership between Nick Kruger (42 no) and Lee Carseldine (18 no) to get remotely close, the Courier Mail reported.

Symonds completed an unhappy match by being dismissed for three, and will now fly to Melbourne for a re-assessment of his wonky right knee.

Bowling a series of fullish outswingers to an offside field, spiced with the odd bouncer, Haberfield gradually frustrated Symonds, and it was a comprehensive points victory for the bowler when the injured allrounder sliced to Michael Klinger in the gully.

Kruger, however, was on form, and with newly signed Rajasthan Royal Carseldine he took Queensland to the interval without further loss. (ANI)

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