Watch: Tasmania lose 5 wickets for 3 runs versus Victoria
Cricket is an unpredictable game and at any second, the game can change and that’s the ultimate beauty of it. During the third fixture of the ongoing Marsh Cup between Victoria and Tasmania in Perth, Tasmania made a complete mess during their run-chase as they lost half of their team for only three runs to eventually lose the match by a run.
Chasing a colossal 186-run target, Tasmania required just five runs in 1 over to win the bonus point. It was perhaps in a bid to get the bonus point that Tasmania ended up losing the match at the worst scene. It all started with James Faulkner (1) taking on Jackson Coleman delivery to find Jon Holland at third-man.
On the next ball, it was the turn of wicket-keeper batsman Ben McDermott to play a rash shot. Having played really well to score 78 (108) with the help of six fours and a six to his credit, McDermott lost the track as he was caught at mid-off by Will Pucovski.
Jackson Coleman had then forced Gurinder Sandhu (1) to go for an aerial shot only to make him the third Tasmanian skipper to walk back to the pavilion in the same over itself. With Victoria requiring 3 runs to win with 2 wickets in hand, they were still expected to ace the run-chase but that was never in the picture.
It was in the next over that Chris Tremain bowled superbly to dismiss both Jackson Bird (0) and Nathan Ellis (1) only to finish a thrilling victory for his team. Both Tremain and Coleman had ended up with 4 wickets each.
After Victoria skipper Peter Handscomb won the toss and elected to bat first, they were bowled out for 185 in 47.5 overs.
Coming in to bat at No. 8 in the 30th over, Will Sutherland scored 53 (66) with the help of 2 fours and 3 sixes to end as the top scorer for Victoria.
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— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) September 23, 2019