Faced with a Queensland side boasting names such as Labuschagne, Khawaja and Renshaw, South Australia produced with both bat and ball in the weather-interrupted clash at Karen Rolton Oval.
A 244-run partnership between Travis Head and Jake Weatherald anchored South Australia’s innings, with the captain leading from the front.
The Redbacks skipper once again proved he was a force to be reckoned with, putting on 230 (from 127 deliveries), making 38 boundaries and eight maximums look effortless in his time at the crease.
Bringing up 200, Head became the first player in Australian domestic one-day cricket to have made two double-centuries in his career, first achieving the feat in Sydney six years ago, scoring 202 against Western Australia.
His total against the Queenslanders is additionally the second highest score by an Australian in Men’s List A cricket – topped only by D’Arcy Short’s remarkable 257 in 2018.
Chasing a rain-revised total of 397 for victory, the Bulls were faced with ex-teammate Brendan Doggett.
Much was spoken about pre-game regarding Doggett’s humility, and he wasted no time proving his talent on field was equally measurable.
His first wicket in Redbacks colours was coincidentally great mate, Marnus Labuschagne; dismissed for single figures.
Doggett added three more former-colleagues to that tally before the game was complete, finishing his debut match with 4/75 to his name.
The two sides will meet again in the four-day format beginning on Friday morning at the Adelaide Oval.