Matthew Wade and Ben McDermott went off to an excellent start for Tasmania’s batting response.
Wade tried to cut shot for four using his back foot.
But he may edged a little too far straight into the hands of Peter Handscomb.
It delighted Glenn Maxwell’s first wicket for Victoria.
In the 14th over, Ben McDermott tried to pull towards adding a boundary.
But Nic Maddinson took the catch at short mid-wicket as Fawad Ahmed sends McDermott out for 34.
Not long later, Maddinson gets his first-ball wicket thanks to that masterstroke catch from Peter Handscomb.
Jordan Silk tried to make a cut shot.
But he instead reached it too big from his stance which knicked out for 4.
Andrew Fekete’s brilliant follow-up & bounce saw George Bailey knick the outside edge.
With Peter Handscomb taking his 4th catch, Bailey had to leave for 11.
Fekete gets his 2nd wicket where Simon Milenko tries to drive for 4.
But Milenko hits it wide early as it went straight to Glenn Maxwell at cover for 1.
Chris Tremain found his line & length clipping the middle of Tom Rogers’ right knee.
That cut Rogers’ run chase short on 13 as the umpire gave the signal through the LBW.
Clive Rose flicks with the drive as he tries to make up a run.
But without the full face of the bat, it edged straight to Peter Handscomb’s 4th catch off Jackson Coleman for 1.
Alex Doolan looks set to reach his 50 with the attempted flick shot through mid-wicket.
But he misjudged his footwork as it hits through leg allowing the umpire to give the signal on 46.
Gurinder Sandhu drives as he took advantage of the full ball.
But it went up top before Cameron White takes the catch at extra cover for 1.
Victoria picked up 4/9 over the last five overs (31-36) as they’re one wicket away (9-142) from winning the JLT Cup.
Jackson Bird may have shown glimpses of sensational tail-end batting with Riley Meredith backing by his side (one not out).
But Fawad Ahmed had the last laugh as he clean bowls Bird for 26 as Tasmania all out for 164.
Victoria won by 110 runs & this year’s One-Day Cup Competition.
- Ben McDermott, 2018 One Day Cup’s Player of the Series
- Seven Matches
- 427 runs
- 2 50 & 100s each
- Strike Rate: 90.3
- Average: 71.17
- Highest Score: 117
- 2nd Highest run-scorer in this year’s competition, -25 behind Chris Lynn (Queensland) at 452.
- Peter Handscomb, Player of the Match of the 2018 One Day Cup Final
- Scored 49 with the bat
- Caught 4 wickets as the Wicket-Keeper for Victoria
Victoria last won the One-Day Cup back in 2010/11 and in eight seasons reclaimed the title:
- Six times as the winner (1972, 1980, 1995, 1999, 2011, 2018).
- Ten occasions in the runner-up spot
Tasmania has reached the final three times over the past six years but lost in all of these occasions:
- 2010-11 & 2018, Victoria
- 2011-12, South Australia
They still need to chase a fifth One-Day Title having last won in 2009-10 v Victoria.
This year’s One-Day Cup Tournament has now wrapped up at Junction Oval in St Kilda, Victoria.