South Australia vs Queensland Prediction 5th Match
- Date: 25th October 2018
- Time: 5:30 AM IST
- Venue: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
South Australia vs Queensland Betting Odds
Sheffield 5th Match Teams
South Australia played their 1st match of this season against New South Wales which ended in a draw. Their last Sheffield Shield match against Queensland was in the previous season which Queensland had won by 118 runs.
In their first match of this season, South Australia’s captain Jake Lehmann scored 61 runs. Jake Lehmann and Callum Ferguson (36) put together 95 runs for the 3rd wicket. The two of them gave the South Australia innings a much-needed support after they were 2 wickets down for 24 runs.
Tom Cooper (40) and Harry Nielsen’s (36) contributions with the bat were important too and helped the score reach 273 in the 1st innings.
Joe Mennie picked a fifer in the 1st innings while Chadd Sayers picked a fifer in the 2nd innings.
South Australia’s bowling efforts ensured the opposition were all out for 246 in the 1st innings. In the second innings when Chadd Sayers picked 5 for 101 the New South Wales team finished 279-8.
South Australia batting collapsed in the second innings and they lost 5 wickets for 41 runs.
Jake Lehmann was the highest scorer in the second innings with 33 runs and was not out along with Joe Mennie and ensured their team didn’t suffer a loss in the opening match of the season.
In the same match, South Australia’s bowling struggled to clean up the tail in the 2nd innings. The New South Wales were 121-5 after Nick Larkin was out lbw by Sayers. They declared their innings 279-8.
South Australia bowlers will have to step up their game a bit towards the end in cleaning up the tail more quickly or it could cost them the game.
Queensland were the champions of the Sheffield Shield 2017-18 season but have started this season on a losing note. Their first match was against Tasmania which they lost by 246 runs.
Among their bowlers, Mark Steketee and Luke Feldman picked 3 wickets each while Peter George was the highest wicket taker with 4 wickets for 76 runs in the 1st innings.
The Queensland batting was a completer disappointment and their top order collapsed with Sam Truloff and Charlie Humphrey being the only batsmen with more than 10 runs among the top 4 in the Queensland batting order.
Nathan McSweeney (35) and Jimmy Pierson (42) were the highest contributions from Queensland batsmen. The Queensland 1st innings ended 148-10.
Queensland bowlers bounced back and dismissed the Tasmania side for 132 runs in the second innings. Mark Steketee and Mitchell Swepson picked 3 wickets each and Luke Feldman picked 2 for 41.
Queensland gave an even worse performance with the bat in their 2nd innings and were all out for 93 runs.
In comparison, South Australia batting looks stronger at the moment and puts them in a better position to win the match against Queensland.
Our Prediction for South Australia vs Queensland
South Australia are the favorites to win this match.