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Bulls run over Redbacks in one-day victory

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Unbeaten Queensland have extended their lead at the top of the domestic one-day cup ladder with a five-wicket thumping of South Australia at the WACA.

After being set 200 for victory on Sunday, the Bulls were never troubled on their way to a valuable bonus-point win inside 34 overs.

It was the Bulls' fourth win of the tournament and leaves them eight points ahead of second-placed Tasmania.

The game was as good as over after Jimmy Pierson (48) and Charlie Hemphrey (26) burst out of the blocks and put on 79 for the first wicket.

Kane Richardson was on a hat-trick after snaring the wickets of Pierson and Hemphrey however the Bulls were well in control at 2-81 after 11.1 overs.

Test opener Joe Burns was caught at mid-wicket by Nick Benton trying to chase down the total inside 25 overs and earn a double bonus point win.

It was left to Marnus Labuschagne to guide the Bulls over the line.

Labuschagne (73 off 64) was at times ruthless, clubbing four fours off one Tom Andrews over.

It was a meek showing from the Redbacks with Richardson (2-46), Wes Agar (0-50) and Andrews (0-44) all going for more than six runs an over.

Cameron Velente was the pick of the Redbacks bowlers, taking 3-30 from 5.2 overs including the wickets of Burns and Ben Cutting.

Earlier, Michael Neser snared four wickets to restrict the Redbacks to 9-199 from their 50 overs.

The medium-pacer took two wickets in the space of four balls to have South Australia in early trouble, removing top-scorer Ferguson for 43 and Tom Cooper for a duck.

He ended the day with 4-41 to earn man-of-the-match honours.

When Jason Floros bowled Jake Weatherald, South Australia had lost 3-3 and were in big trouble at 4-87 and never recovered.

Jake Lehmann (35) provided some stability in the middle overs but was snared by Neser.

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