Redbacks recover after the early loss of Klinger
The West End Redbacks recovered from the loss of Michael Klinger in the first over to set the Queensland Bulls a victory target of 160 at a sun baked Adelaide Oval.
With the temperature reaching 36 degree’s Klinger (6) succumb to the left arm spin of Brad Ipson who dismissed the Redbacks skipper with just the 4 delivery of the match.
Despite the early setback; opener Daniel Harris (45) and new partner Daniel Christian (41) made amends with a second wicket partnership of 88 as the Bulls bowlers wilted in the evening sun.
The pair attacked the visitors bowlers dispatching them for 10 fours and 2 sixes during a partnership which last just over 8 overs but threatened to take the game away from the Bulls.
With a total of 200 looking possible James Hopes finally made the breakthrough removing Christian (41) who was stumped by wicket keeper Ben Dunk after misjudging a full length yorker.
With the breakthrough made the Bulls increased the pressure with the wickets of Harris (45) and Kieron Pollard (6) in quick succession to leave the Redbacks 106-4 after 12.4 overs.
Although Callum Ferguson (38) offered some resistant’s the Redbacks collapse continued as Tom Cooper (4) and Graham Manou (6) quickly joined their teammates back in the dugout.
With the loss of Manou in the 19th over after he was bowled by Hopes; Ferguson and Aaron O’Brien (1) added another 13 runs during a 7th wicket partnership to help the home side reach 159-6.