WATCH: Tasmania lose five wickets for three runs in shocking batting collapse vs Victoria in Marsh Cup

Dixit Bhargav
|Published 23/09/2019

Tasmania lose five wickets for three runs: The Tasmanian squad lost a match from the brink of a victory in Perth.

During the third match of the ongoing Marsh Cup between Victoria and Tasmania in Perth, Tasmania made a mess of their run-chase as they lost five wickets for three runs to eventually lose the match by 1 run.

Chasing a 186-run target, Tasmania required five runs in one over to win the bonus point. It was in a bid to win the bonus point that Tasmania ended up losing the match. It all started with James Faulkner (1) hitting a Jackson Coleman delivery to Jon Holland at third-man.

On the following delivery, it was the turn of wicket-keeper batsman Ben McDermott to play a false shot. Having played well to score 78 (108) with the help of six fours and a six, McDermott was caught at mid-off by Will Pucovski.

Coleman then forced Gurinder Sandhu (1) to play an aerial shot only to make him the third Tasmanian captain to walk back to the pavilion in the same over.  With Victoria needing three runs to win with two wickets in hand, they were still expected to seal the chase but it wasn’t to be.

It was in the following over that Chris Tremain dismissed both Jackson Bird (0) and Nathan Ellis (1) to finish a nerve-wracking victory for his team. Both Tremain and Coleman ended up with four wickets each.

After Victoria captain Peter Handscomb won the toss and chose to bat, they scored 185/10 in 47.5 overs. Coming in to bat at No. 8 in the 30th over, Will Sutherland scored 53 (66) with the help of two fours and three sixes to top-score for Victoria.

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav

Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who is currently into his fifth year as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. His first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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