New South Wales 246 and 3 for 84 (Nevill 72 *, Larkin 39, Sayers 5-101) tied with South Australia 273 (Lehmann 33 *, Valente 24, Abbott 3-29)
A 126-fight unbeaten undefeated South Australian reserve captain, Jake Lehmann, prevented New South Wales from claiming an improbable victory in the rain-affected Sheffield Shield crash. Adelaide Oval.
The Redbacks only had to hit 45 shots at the end of the last day, after New South Wales set them a goal of 253 in the fourth inning. The chase was quickly aborted when they lost Jake Weatherald and Callum Ferguson in the first four finishers. .
Trent Copeland and Sean Abbott sent chills through the dressing room of South Australia when they picked up three more to reduce the Redbacks to 5 for 41 in the 16th. But Lehmann found an ally in Cameron Valente and the pair covered the wall by 12 spikes.
The indefatigable Copeland forced his way through Valente's defense with a hooked hitter to catch him in the 28th. Lehmann and Joe Mennie managed to survive with a dim light to avoid defeat. Copeland was named Player of the Match for his brilliant display in all aspects, finishing with nine windows as a result of his crucial 55 not in the first innings, batting in the No. 10.
At the start of the day, New South Wales captain Peter Nevill scored 72 points, not in the second Blues innings, to help set a goal for the Redbacks to pursue. He got good support from Nick Larkin, Sean Abbott, Jack Edwards and Jason Sangha, who made key contributions. Chadd Sayers played tirelessly to finish with 5 for 101 when the statement finally arrived. It was his 14th five-legged first-class cricket ride.
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