Symonds to play 100th match for Queensland on Thursday

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Brisbane, Feb.25 (ANI): Out-of-favour Australian all rounder Andrew Symonds is set to play his 100th first class match for Queensland when the Bulls host New South Wales in a crunch Sheffield Shield fixture at the Gabba here.

"I knew I was somewhere in the 90s, but with everything that's been going on, I had no idea I'd got to 100," the Courier Mail quoted Symonds, who played in Queensland's Ford Ranger Cup final win on Sunday, as saying today.

"I've never been a big scoreboard watcher while I'm batting though so I'm not surprised that this one got away from me a bit. Obviously getting to 100 games is very special to me. I've always taken a great deal of pride and pleasure in playing for my State, and likewise my country, so this game is going to be very memorable I hope," he added.

With two rounds to go, Queensland is in third place on the Sheffield Shield ladder - two points behind Tasmania - and desperately needs a victory over NSW to push for a spot in the final, to be hosted by Victoria. (ANI)

Story first published: Wednesday, February 25, 2009, 11:27 [IST]
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