South Australia 0 by 39 trail Queensland 231 (Burns 64, Pope 7-87) by 192 runs
Lloyd Pope, the 18-year-old Australian leg spin sensation From the South, he made an impressive seven-legged run in his second first-class match with the Austrian from Queensland on opening day at the Adelaide Oval. 19659006] Pope, who only made his debut at Sheffield Shield last week, became the youngest Australian player to win seven wickets in a Shield inning, finishing with 7 for 87 on a day that seemed conducive to swing and bowling alley.
Pope made his name at the U19 World Cup in New Zealand in January, when he took 8 for 35 against England.
He had to wait for his chance the first day after Joe Mennie did the initial damage. Mennie induced false traces of the test contenders Matt Renshaw and Marnus Labuschagne. Both men fell for ill-advised impulses, Renshaw rolled out the door and Labuschagne circled a wide ball to reduce the number of visitors to 2 by 12.
Chadd Sayers then caught Charlie Hemphrey lbw to let the Bulls reel to 3 29.
Pope was not introduced until the 24th, but he claimed Sam Heazlett with his first ball. Heazlett was declared trapped behind the side of the leg.
Joe Burns seemed ready to bet a Test test, crossing half a century, and in association with Jack Wildermuth, he began to guide the Bulls out of trouble, taking them to 4 for 133.
But Pope unleashed his mistake after lunch with a devastating effect. He covered Burns and Wildermuth, neither of them picking up the googly that turned prodigiously towards the two righties. Michael Neser also fell in the wrong place, getting into a tangle trying to tear off his back foot, with the ball bouncing on his pad, between his legs and on the stumps.
Pope claimed his first five-door maid the next ball to get into a hat-trick, with Mitch Swepson, a back-leg skater, tried an attempt to throw the shot into the middle half.
Jimmy Peirson provided a late resistance with 42 before the papacy and the extra bounce made a cut. backwards Brendon Doggett was the last man to fall, hiding in the deep midwicket.
South Australian starters Jake Weatherald and Conor McInerney led the Redbacks safely to the stumps to crown an exceptional day for the home team.