Recent Match Report – Tasmania vs Queensland 12th Match 2023/24

tasmania 376 for 8 (Jewell 137, Silk 85, Wakim 82, Guthrie 3-76) defeated queensland 348 (McDermott 143, Hazlett 63, Clayton 50) by 28 runs

Caleb JewellK’s century laid the foundation for Tasmania’s 28-run win over Queensland in a high-scoring Marsh Cup encounter.

Thanks to Jewell’s innings of 137 runs, Tasmania scored a huge score of 376 runs for 8 wickets against left-arm spin. Paddy Doole (2-47) Put the screws to the Bulls’ run chase at Blundstone Arena.

Brilliant 143 runs in 112 balls by Queensland opener Ben McDermott This match against his former team was not enough to get the Bulls home as they were all out for 348 with one ball of their innings remaining.

The visitors were 258 for 1 in the 35th over and were heading towards victory, but Tasmania captain Jordan Silk made brilliant use of the clever Dooley and the rest of his bowlers, and at the crucial moment Joe Burns was out for 2. Got out. Queensland captain Jimmy Pearson lacked the support in the last 10 overs to lead his team to victory.

Veteran Matthew Wade is due to return to action for Tasmania after a two-match suspension for slamming his bat on the ground during the Marsh Cup loss to Victoria in September. He had to withdraw late due to a previous complaint and Charlie Wakim was a late inclusion at number 3.

Wakim took full advantage of the opportunity and along with Jewell added 158 runs for the second wicket. Jewell punished the ball square off the wicket and was adept at exploiting the short boundaries on one side of the pitch.

Silk was in complete control when he joined Jewel. His innings was highlighted by a memorable short-arm jab to midwicket off James Bazley and a brilliant cover drive to the boundary off Gurinder Sandhu.

Queensland made a statement early in the run chase with openers McDermott and Sam Heazlett reaching 100 runs in the 11th over. Heazlett was caught and bowled by Dooley, one of the best bowlers on either side on a day in which the bat dominated.

McDermott reached his half-century in just 30 balls and celebrated by lofting Nathan Ellis through mid-on and out of the ground.

His century, off just 75 balls, was highlighted by shots around the ground, but he increased his intensity and conceded runs when Beau Webster dismissed the former Tasmania player with an offcutter.

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