Allrounder Chris Lynn scored 68 for Queensland. @ Getty Images
Allrounder Chris Lynn scored 68 for Queensland. @ Getty Images

Queensland registered this JLT One-Day Cup finals’ first major upset after they knocked last year’s runners-up South Australia in a rain-affected qualifying final at North Sydney Oval on Wednesday.

The Bulls won by 24 runs after ending their first innings at a massive 363/5, courtesy Sam Heazlett (83), Joe Burns (80*), Jimmy Peirson (70) and Chris Lynn (68).

After rain interrupted the innings break, South Australia were left chasing 359 from 49 overs. However, even the revised target proved too much despite Callum Ferguson’s 101.

South Australia had things in control during their run chase at 295/5, but a collapse thereafter saw the Redbacks bowled out for 334.

Despite winning just one match from the group stage of the JLT Cup, Queensland managed to qualify for the finals. Queensland will now face Tasmania at Drummoyne Oval on Saturday.

“Our goal is to be the first team to win the wooden spoon and the premiership in the same year,” Burns said after the match.

“Obviously it’s a little bit strange coming sixth and getting into a knockout game. But that’s white ball cricket and you’re dealing with those extra pressures come knockout games.”