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Tait tears through Bushrangers


South Australian fast bowler Shaun Tait seized three early wickets in four balls before David Hussey's third successive half-century helped revive Victoria to 9-142 off 20 overs in the KFC Twenty20 Big Bash match at Adelaide Oval.

The Bushrangers crashed to 4-26 off 4.1 overs, but a fifth-wicket stand of 64 off 52 balls between Hussey and Rob Quiney (21) halted the rout.

Hussey's 50, with seven fours, off 37 balls was his third half-century in five days, following his 70 not out against New South Wales and 54 against Tasmania - both at the MCG.

In a blistering opening spell, Tait fired out Aiden Blizzard (10) and Cameron White (0) with the fourth and fifth balls of his second over - bowling Blizzard and pinning White lbw - and he yorked Andrew McDonald (one) with the first ball of his third over.

Brad Hodge (nine) edged a drive off Ryan Harris to wicketkeeper Graham Manou in between the White and McDonald dismissals.

Blizzard had been struck on the front of the helmet by a short ball from Harris and needed brief on-field treatment - and a new helmet - before continuing.

Quiney left in the 13th over, stumped by Manou after moving a long way down the pitch to off-spinner Nathan Adcock, and Hussey was caught at cover by Callum Ferguson off Mark Cleary two overs later.

Adam Crosthwaite (seven) was run out when he backed up too far and a Shane Harwood drive ricocheted off bowler Adcock's hands onto the stumps.

Harwood (12) was caught at deep mid-wicket by Ferguson off Adcock and Clinton McKay (seven) holed out to long-on off Harris. Bryce McGain (six) and Dirk Nannes (five) were not out at the end.

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