Sporting Digest: Cricket

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The Independent Online
Carl Rackemann, the former Australian Test fast bowler, recorded the best bowling figures of his Sheffield Shield career as Queensland took control against South Australia yesterday. The veteran paceman took 7 for 43 to help dismiss the visitors for 139 in just over one session on the first day of their match at the Gabba. In reply, Queensland were 214 for 2. Rackemann, 34, playing his 16th season for Queensland, became the state's highest wicket-taker in history earlier this month when he passed Jeff Thomson's total of 327.

SHEFFIELD SHIELD (Adelaide; first day of four): South Australia 139 (C G Rackemann 7-43); Queensland 214 for 2 (M L Hayden 80, T J Barsby 76).