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Victoria beat Queensland by 13 runs in the Australian One-Day Cup opener

Glenn Maxwell 80 today for Victoria

Queensland won the toss and decided to bowl at the Riverway Stadium, Townsville against Victoria today in the Australian One-Day Cup.

Victoria 240 (Glenn Maxwell 80, Nic Maddinson 68; Mark Steketee 4-35)

Queensland  227 (Max Bryant 45, Mitchell Swepson 77  ; Will Sutherland 5-45, Chris Tremain 3-47)

Result – Victoria won by 13 runs

Glenn Maxwell 80 and Nic Maddinson 68 were the mainstay of the Victoria innings with Mark Steketee 4-35 the pick of the Queensland bowlers.

In reply, Queensland looked to be out of the game until a rear-guard action by Mitchell Swepson 77 and Xavier Bartlett 28 put them within sight of an improbable victory with a 77 run partnership. However, it was not to be today for Queensland and Victoria come out winners by the narrowest of margins. Will Sutherland 5-45 was the pick of Victoria bowlers.

Queensland - Sam Heazlett, Max Bryant, Chris Lynn(c), Charlie Hemphrey, Joe Burns, Jack Wildermuth, Lachlan Pfeffer(wk), Mark Steketee, Mitchell Swepson, Xavier Bartlett, Billy Stanlake

Victoria - Marcus Harris, Matt Short, Cameron White, Peter Handscomb(c), Glenn Maxwell, Nic Maddinson, Seb Gotch(wk), Will Sutherland, Tom O'Connell, Scott Boland, Chris Tremain


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