South Australia need to score 286 runs with eight wickets in hand

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South Australia need to score 286 runs with eight wickets in hand on the last day of the final against Western Australia in Adelaide if they want to secure the Sheffield Shield in winning style. After leading the regular season standings, South Australia went into the five-day final requiring only a draw to take the trophy, but they now have victory in their sights after being set 343 to win by Tom Moody. South Australia started confidently, moving quickly to 40 before losing first-innings- century maker Paul Nobes and Darren Webber. Greg Blewett (22no) and nightwatchman Jason Gillespie (4no) took them through to the close.

SHEFFIELD SHIELD FINAL (Adelaide, Fourth day of five): Western Australia 520-9 dec (A Gilchrist 189no, R Baker 83, T Moody 68, B Hogg 61) and 169- 8 dec (T Moody 72). South Australia 347 (P Nobes 103, J Brayshaw 87; B Julian 5-95) and 57-2.

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