Domestic Cricket: 2018 JLT-One Day Cup Final: Victoria v Tasmania 1st Innings Review

Victoria won the toss as their skipper Peter Handscomb chose to bat first.

With the batting wicket advantage at Junction Oval, Marcus Harris & Cameron White off to a great start.

M.Harris scored a quickfire 45 runs off 53 balls.

But he chipped in straight to the hands of Simon Milenko.

Travis Dean too made a contribution with White for a while before hitting straight to Jackson Bird at mid-wicket for 35.

Apart from the Victoria top order, Cameron White made his way through another half knock.

That denied White a possible 100 as the introduction of Gurinder Sandhu saw him knick straight to Matthew Wade on 88.

Tasmania’s tactics continue with Sandhu picking up another wicket via the slow ball.

Maxwell tried to roll his wrists by flicking into short mid-wicket.

But instead, it slapped into the air at the hands of George Bailey.

Nic Maddinson tried to steer the ship in the middle-order.

But Riley Meredith’s appropriate length of attacking the stumps saw Maddinson chop on for zero.

From a fantastic start with only from 1-171 to 5-194 (4-23) in six overs.

Victoria desperate for Peter Handscomb & Matt Short to save their innings with ten overs left on their run chase.

Both batsmen stayed on by going back to square one over the next seven overs.

Handscomb misjudged the cut straight to Gurinder Sandhu which denied his possible 50 on 49.

Chris Tremain tried to hit up high before it landed not far enough to Jordan Silk for 5.

Matt Short took Handscomb’s lead and finished off the big-hitting work himself via late boundaries.

Though, Sandhu may have suffered a full ball in his previous slot.

But he made a short ball as Short couldn’t find the rope with his 5fer as Alex Doolan sent Short back on 37.

Andrew Fekete tried to hit through the drive before George Bailey took the catch at mid-off which gifted Gurinder Sandhu plenty of rewards:

  • Four Wickets in the Final Over
  • Hat-Trick
  • 7/56 for Tasmania in a One-Day Cup Final
  • Ties with Andrew Tye at 18 wickets out of this year’s Tournament

Victoria all out for 274 as Tasmania need 275 runs to win this year’s One-Day Cup starting in half-hour’s time.

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