NSW’s fast bowlers have led the team to a bonus point win in the team’s Matador BBQs One Day Cup match against Queensland.
The Blues second victory of the tournament saw the return of Australian spearhead Josh Hazlewood who showed no signs of rust after being rested from the ODI series against South Africa.
Hazlewood, along with Pat Cummins, Doug Bollinger and Moises Henriques, bowled the Bulls out for 172.
Cummins returned after being rested for the team’s previous match on Drummoyne Oval, and apart from a first-ball wide was near faultless as he claimed 4-26 from 8.1 overs.
Hazlewood bowled both Jason Floros and Ben Cutting as he claimed 2-30, while Doug Bollinger again enjoyed the Drummoyne deck, picking up 3-38 from nine overs including three of Queensland’s top five.
Ed Cowan is another of the Blues to enjoy the two-game trip to Drummoyne, hitting a second consecutive half-century.
While the Blues didn’t do it easy, losing six wickets chasing the modest total, Ben Rohrer batted through injury to see the team home in the XX over.
Cummins is enjoying being back in the middle.
“It feels great so far, and the body feels better and better each game,” said Cummins.
“The ball feels like it is coming out where I want it to, I couldn’t be happier really.”
The crucial win keeps the Blues’ Matador Cup Finals hopes alive.
“We had two pretty flat losses coming into this game,” said Cummins.
“We were pretty disappointed, being NSW we always pride ourselves on being the best.
“Today the buzz around the field was great, having big Hoff (Hazlewood back) is awesome.
“I thought we had a really complete performance, if we keep going like that hopefully we can win the next two and get into the semis.”