Phillip Hughes of the Redbacks
Phillip Hughes of the Redbacks Morne de Klerk - Getty Images

Redbacks weave comfortable victory

A BRILLIANT 95 not out from Redbacks opener Phillip Hughes ensured his side was an easy nine-wicket winner over Queensland yesterday at Adelaide Oval.

Hughes undeservedly fell short of his first Ryobi Cup hundred, but played some classic shots all around the ground in his 104-ball stay.

His all-round form has been highly impressive, scoring two 50s already in Sheffield Shield competition.

Earlier, Redbacks quick Kane Richardson ripped through the Bulls' batting line-up, amazingly taking 6-48, with five of those scalps including top-six batsmen.

The Bulls at one stage were cruising at 1-89, before a disastrous collapse, due to Richardson's bowling, saw them crumble to reach just 189 all out from 48.5 overs.

Hughes and his opening batting partner Michael Klinger (72 from 82 balls) effortlessly put on 138 for the first wicket, before the hosts achieved their target after just 36.1 overs.

They pummelled the Bulls' opening quicks, with Alister McDermott (0-26 from three overs) and Luke Feldman (0-44 from seven overs) returning expensive figures.