Cricket match date: October 01, 2018 (Tuesday)
Cricket match time: 09:30 am local time (05:00 am IST)
Cricket match location: Hurstville Oval, Sydney
Cricket match format: One-Day Cricket game (50 overs aside)
Stage: Round-Robin Cricket Games
Tournament: JLT One-Day Cup 2018 (Australia Domestic One-Day Cup 2018)
Team A: Tasmania
Team B: Western Australia
Team A Captain: George Bailey
Team B Captain: Ashton Turner
Cricket Match Review:
Have you got your prediction right? Western Australia register their fifth win in as many cricket games in the ongoing JLT One-day cup 2018! They are continuing their merry form in this cricket tournament as they defeated Tasmania by a margin of five wickets, played in Sydney on Monday (Oct 01). With this cricket match, round-robin stage games for both WA and TAS have been completed and they now move to semi-final stage directly.
Having lost the toss and put into bat first, Tasmania are off to a great start, adding 71 runs for the first wicket in just 9.5 overs. Behrendorff dismissed Matthew Wade on 33 to break the partnership. McDermott, however, continued his batting form and registered his fourth fifty-plus of the season. Things looked worse when McDermott departed in the 29th over but captain George Bailey (79 runs off 88 balls) and Clive Rose ensured Tasmania finished with a good total in their 50 overs.
The duo has added 55 runs from just 30 deliveries to help Tasmania end their innings with 290 for 8 on the board. Surprisingly, Clive Rose was the aggressor in this partnership, with 32 runs from just 17 deliveries, which includes 6 fours and a six. WA bowlers Qadir, Coulter-Nile and Behrendorff bagged two wickets each, while the other wicket (George Bailey) was a run-out.
Chasing 291 runs to win, Josh Phillippe (50 off 33) and D’Arcy Short (61 off 61) played brilliant piece of cricket to set the tone upfront for Western Australia with half centuries each. Both registered fifties and a finishing act from Marcus Stoinis helped them win this cricket game with ease! Off their seven batsmen that came out to bat, four batsmen maintained a 100+ strike rate to win the game with 9.3 overs (57 balls) to spare.
Marcus Stoinis unleashed himself on Gurinder Sandhu in the 40th over, in which he squeezed 26 runs with three fours, 2 sixes and a double. Timing his cricket shots to perfection, Stoinis put his team on the verge of victory in that over. Then with just three runs to victory, Jason Behrendorff scored a boundary off the third ball of the next over to finish the chase. Gurinder Sandhu and Jackson Bird picked up two wickets apiece, while Clive Rose picked up the only other wicket to fall in Western Australia innings.
With this five-wicket victory over Tasmania in their last round-robin cricket game, Western Australia consolidated their position at the top of the Points Table with 23 points against their name. On the other hand, Tasmania hold on to the second spot despite this defeat to Western Australia. Having finished at the top, both these teams earned a place directly in the JLT one-day Cup semi-finals!
Cricket Match Summary:
Western Australia – 292/5 in 40.3 overs (Marcus Stoinis – 93*, D’Arcy Short – 63, Jackson Bird – 2/58, Gurinder Sandhu – 2/83) beat Tasmania – 290/8 in 50 overs (George Bailey – 79, Ben McDermott – 76, Usman Qadir – 2/40, Jason Behrendorff – 2/60) by 5 wickets with 9.3 overs to spare
Cricket Statistical Highlights:
As many as five half century scores were registered in this cricket game, in which Western Australia came out on top! Ben McDermott (76 runs) and George Bailey (79 runs) of Tasmania and Josh Phillippe (50 runs), D’Arcy Short (63) and Marcus Stoinis (93*) of WA are the half centurions in this game. The scores for George Bailey and Marcus Stoinis in this game are their best scores in this JLT one-day cup cricket season so far.
Tasmania’s Ben McDermott scored 76 in this game, his fourth fifty-plus score in five cricket games in this season. Chris Lynn (from Queensland) is the only other player to register as many fifty-plus scores in this JLT One-Day Cup 2018 cricket season.
Western Australia are the table toppers with 23 points in their five cricket games. They have won all their five cricket games in the round-robin stage in this JLT One-Day Cup 2018 cricket tournament. Tasmania, with three victories and two defeats, have 13 points in their five cricket games. Both Western Australia and Tasmania are now directly qualified for the semi-finals, which are due to be played on Oct 06th and Oct 7th.
Tasmania Cricket Team Playing XI
Playing XI: Matthew Wade (wk), Ben McDermott, Beau Webster, Jordan Silk, George Bailey (c), Simon Milenko, Thomas Rogers, Clive Rose, Gurinder Sandhu, Jackson Bird, Riley Meredith
Bench: Aaron Summers, Jake Doran, Nick Buchanan
Western Australia Cricket Team Playing XI
Playing XI: Josh Philippe, Josh Inglis (wk), D’Arcy Short, Ashton Turner (c), Marcus Stoinis, Hilton Cartwright, Jhye Richardson, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jason Behrendorff, Andrew Tye, Usman Qadir
Bench: Cameron Green, Matthew Kelly, Jonathan Wells, Joel Paris
Marcus Stoinis (WA) – unbeaten 93* runs off 49 deliveries with 8 fours and 7 sixes
Usman Qadir (WA) – 2 wickets for 40 runs in his 10 overs
Marcus Stoinis (WA) – 7 sixes