Cameron White hooks during the Ryobi Cup match against South Australia. Photo: Getty Images
Power-hitter Cameron White made a strong early season statement in front of national cricket selector John Inverarity as he helped Victoria to a six-wicket one-day win over South Australia.
Set 233 to win at Bankstown Oval on Friday, the Bushrangers always had the target covered and got home with 13 balls to spare.
White (86 off 89 balls) smashed six fours and four sixes - almost a year to the day since his last appearance for Australia in the World Twenty20 semi-finals.
''I definitely want to play for Australia in all formats again,'' White said.
''It's been a focus of just making sure I get back into a bit of form. I feel as though I've done that last summer and then through the winter and hopefully I can carry that on to the rest of the season.''
The Bushrangers have emerged as the early pacesetter in the one-day competition, winning their first two games.
White added 95 in 18 overs with Rob Quiney (65 off 116), who had previously put on 78 in just under 18 overs with captain Matthew Wade (44 off 51).
The Redbacks also had two half-century stands, but no batsmen reached 50.
''Partnerships is always the key - they showed that,'' Redbacks captain Johan Botha said. ''Rob Quiney and Cameron White were probably the difference on the day. We got 30s and 40s, they got 60s and 80s.''
SA duo Phil Hughes (35 off 45 balls) and Callum Ferguson (21 off 31) failed to capitalise on promising starts on the eve of their departure for Australia's one-day campaign in India.
National squad teammate Aaron Finch was run out for five when he backed up too far and Redbacks bowler Chadd Sayers deflected a Quiney drive onto the stumps at the bowlers' end.
Openers Hughes and Michael Klinger (33 off 52) got the Redbacks off to a flyer with 69 off 15.3 overs.
On Monday Victoria plays NSW, which won its only match to date against Tasmania.