Victoria 234 for 7 (Rogers 67, Maddinson 54, Buckingham 3-36) beat South Australia 231 for 9 (Nielsen 61, Conway 43*, O’Neill 3-38) by three wickets
The win catapulted Victoria from third to first on the desk forward of the ultimate spherical of the season, nevertheless they missed the prospect for what may show a vital bonus, dropping 5 for 41 of their chase for it earlier than getting over the road.
Victoria tackle second-placed NSW of their closing match, with each side aiming to lock in a spot within the February 25 decider. Defending champions Western Australia, one level behind NSW and 4 factors behind Victoria, are the one different group able to snaring a spot within the closing.
South Australia stay final with 5 losses and a no end result from their six matches.
Hunt had blood streaming from his nostril after his tried catch at mid-off from a robust Rogers shot. As Hunt was falling to floor, the ball slipped by means of his palms and struck him flush on the nostril, with blood instantly gushing out.
Staff-mates rushed to Hunt’s help, with Rogers additionally displaying his concern. After receiving some on-field therapy, Hunt walked off with a towel protecting his nostril to comprise the blood and went to hospital for scans
South Australia recovered from 132 for 7 to succeed in a defendable 231 for 9 after being despatched in to bat. Peter Siddle snared the primary wicket of the day when Hunt edged by means of to the keeper with an tried hook.
Nathan McSweeney and debutant Jake Winter helped the Redbacks transfer from 19 for two to 81 for two. However when each had been caught behind in fast succession, South Australia had been in bother once more at 85 for 4.
Conway additionally supplied one of many highlights of the match with a juggling catch on the boundary to dismiss Peter Handscomb for 17.