Billy Stanlake and Usman Khawaja spotlight Queensland victory
Tasmania bowled out for 237 after Stanlake picked up a career-best 4 for twenty-four
Queensland 6 for 238 (Khawaja 93, Ellis 3-39) defeated Tasmania 237 (Silk 77, Stanlake 4-24) by 4 wickets
A blistering Billy Stanlake spell and one other Usman Khawaja masterclass guided Queensland to a four-wicket Marsh Cup win over Tasmania at Bellerive Oval in Hobart.
Stanlake took a career-best 4 for twenty-four ripping by way of Tasmania’s prime 4 with excessive tempo and bounce whereas Khawaja managed the chase beautifully with an aesthetic 93, following on from his fourth-innings century within the Sheffield Protect conflict on Saturday.
Stanlake set the sport up after Queensland gained the toss. He claimed all 4 wickets with quick balls as Tim Paine, Caleb Jewell, and Mac Wright struggled to manage hook and pull pictures whereas Jake Doran gloved one by way of the keeper. When Marnus Labuschagne ran out Tom Andrews with a direct hit, the Tigers had slumped to 7 for 143 with 17.5 overs left within the innings.
However Jordan Silk got here to the rescue persevering with the excellent kind he confirmed within the BBL. He made 77 from 88 balls to carry the innings collectively. He placed on 53 with Nathan Ellis who contributed 21. Jackson Fowl then clubbed 27 from 25 balls to elevate the full as much as 237. Matt Kuhnemann took 3 for 47 for the Bulls, together with the important thing wicket of Silk.
Khawaja then took cost within the chase. He placed on a 53-run opening stand with Sam Heazlett and an 87-run stand with Joe Burns to interrupt the again of the chase. Nathan Ellis returned for the Tigers to trigger a couple of coronary heart murmurs within the Queensland camp. He knocked over Burns and Khawaja in consecutive overs. However Jimmy Peirson steered the guests residence with 14 balls to spare.
Alex Malcolm is a contract author based mostly in Melbourne