New South Wales 4 for 283 (Hughes 122, Maddinson 86) beat Queensland 7 for 282 (Khawaja 128, Labuschagne 91, Starc 3-48) by 6 wickets
A 192-run opening stand between centurion Daniel Hughes and Nic Maddinson set up New South Wales’ six-wicket victory against Queensland, with Hughes scoring his second hundred of the tournament. The result meant that Usman Khawaja‘s 138, which anchored Queensland to 7 for 282, was in vain.
Hughes and Maddinson, currently leading the tournament run charts, struck 122 and 86 respectively, scoring at a rate of 5.87 in their partnership. While Maddinson fell 14 short of his 12th List A ton, Hughes brought up his fourth successive fifty-plus score in the tournament. He fell in the 44th over, having lifted NSW to 250 and they comfortably crossed the target after that, with seven balls to spare. Of the six bowlers used by Queensland, only Brendan Doggett, Cameron Gannon, Michael Neser managed to scalp a wicket each as their side suffered their third loss of the tournament.
Earlier, NSW, who had opted to bowl first, dismissed Matt Renshaw and Joe Burns for 4 each. Burns was out hit wicket, after his bat hit the stumps while he attempted a pull off Mitchell Starc‘s bowling. Khawaja, however, weathered the opening burst from Starc (3-48), Nathan Lyon (1-36) and Doug Bollinger, and wrested control along with Marnus Labuschagne. The pair added 217 runs, with Khawaja scoring 138 off 139 balls and Labuschagne contributing 91. Khawaja’s century followed up scores of 85 and 81 in his two previous games, putting him fourth on the tournament run charts.