NSW coast to win with Hughes, Maddinson tons

New South Wales 4 for 310 (Hughes 122, Maddinson 112) beat Victoria 309 (White 69, Maxwell 67, Finch 52) by six wickets

Nic Maddinson thumped 112 off 89 © Getty Images

Centuries by Nic Maddinson and Daniel Hughes propelled New South Wales to a six-wicket victory over Victoria in the day-night Matador Cup match at North Sydney Oval.

Maddinson and Hughes were able to do what the Bushrangers could not, going on from their starts to reach three figures and leave the Blues’ middle order with a simple task after both were dismissed.

Victoria’s captain Pete Handscomb perhaps erred also by not calling the left-arm spinner Jon Holland into the attack until the 34th over. Holland went on to take three wickets, but they arrived too late.

The Bushrangers had earlier seemed set for a far bigger score than they ultimately managed, but the inability of any of the batsmen to go on to a truly substantial score counted against them. Only 52 runs were taken from the final 10 overs of the innings, as Doug Bollinger proved particularly effective.

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Source: ESPN Crickinfo

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