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Usman Khawaja stars in Queensland Bulls’ one-day win over Victoria Bushrangers

Queensland captain Usman Khawaja starred in his team's 11-run victory over a gallant Victoria in the domestic one-day cup on Saturday.

Queensland edged out a plucky Victoria with Khawaja scoring 85 off 97 balls in the Bulls' 6-309 at North Sydney Oval.

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In a hurry: Usman Khawaja Khawaja scored 85 off just 97 balls.

In a hurry: Usman Khawaja Khawaja scored 85 off just 97 balls. Photo: Colleen Petch

In reply, Victoria looked set for a massive defeat at 6-135 before a lower-order fightback.

Chris Tremain (50 off 45 balls) and Peter Siddle (62 off 45) combined for a dashing 67-run eighth-wicket partnership to restore Victoria's hopes of a heist.

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However, Tremain fell in the 44th over and Victoria were bowled out for 298 in the final over despite Siddle's best efforts.

The lower-order heroics almost rescued the Bushrangers, who had a disastrous start when opener Marcus Harris was dismissed on the fourth ball of the innings and captain Cameron White departed the next over.

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Wickets kept tumbling as young Victorian batsman Will Pucovski left the field after being hit in the helmet by a Ben Cutting bouncer. After passing a concussion test, the 19-year- old returned to the crease but was dismissed shortly after for five.

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Queensland's match-winning total was set up by Khawaja, who returned to form with his first half-century since January as he tries to reclaim his Australian Test spot for the Ashes.

The left-hander combined with Test opener Matt Renshaw in a 149-run partnership after Victoria won the toss.

Siddle's 10 overs cost just 33 runs to continue his impressive comeback from a lengthy injury layoff.

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