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SA's Chadd Sayers presses Test claims

AAP logoAAP 7/12/2016 Steve Larkin

Another match, another bag of wickets - Chadd Sayers can't do any more.

The South Australian swing bowler's latest feats - an eight-wicket haul in a Sheffield Shield win against NSW - came under the watch of national selection kingpin Greg Chappell.

"Hopefully he liked what he saw," Sayers said.

Sayers ripped through NSW's batsmen on Wednesday, taking 5-27 to add to his three first-innings victims.

The Redbacks, chasing 121 runs to win, then reached their target with eight wickets down.

Sayers' continued excellence comes ahead of the Test series opener against Pakistan on December 15 in Brisbane.

"Hopefully, selection-pending, I'm in the squad for Brisbane," said Sayers, who was 12th man for Australia's most recent Test.

"I guess I have put a decent case forward now.

"But all you can do, it's a cliche, is keep knocking on the door; keep taking wickets."

Sayers now has 196 first-class wickets at the imposing average of 24.15.

"That is probably the best I have bowled, personally, for a long time," he said.

"The ball is coming out really well, I feel like I'm in really good rhythm and the pace is pretty good as well.

"I feel fit and strong and bowling a lot of overs as well which helps."

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