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Australian summer cricket season 2016-17 successfully started with Matador BBQs One-Day Cup. The domestic one-day tournament started on October 1st, Saturday. Last year, the Matador Cup became a big success. Lot of Australian regained their form and lot of uncapped players talents were came out. This year also the tournaments started with high expectation. Here, we are going to see the review of the 4th match of the season between Cricket Australia XI vs Tasmania.

Brisbane held this match today. Tasmania captain Tim Paine won the toss in the morning and elect to field first. That means Cricket Australia XI (CA XI) openers came to the middle for the batting. Jackson Bird bowled the first over the match. The openers were played few shots in the first 4 overs. Carder was the first victim who gone for 14 runs. Ryan Gibson joined with wicket-keeper Inglis and walked back to pavilion soon with a score of 3 runs off 18 balls. The left-arm spinner Doherty was a wicket-taker. CA XI were 37 for 2 in 10 overs.

CA XI’s Captain William Bosisto walked in to the middle at no. 4 and hanger around for some time. Inglis was the third wicket and he caught for 31 runs (5 fours). Doherty got his second of the day. The leg-spinner Cameron Boyce came to bowl and he took a wicket of Sam Harper and he got out for just 4 runs. CA XI were 73/4 in 18th over. Bosisto also walked back soon with a score 23 runs and CA XI were struggling with 89/5 in 22 overs.

Mathew Short and James Bazley looked for some partnership and rescue the team. They did it well for sometime, 60-runs stand were broken when Paine done stumping work off Doherty delivery and Short was the man who got out. Short made 32 in 51 balls. Simon Milenko came to bowl and he picked up 2 quick wickets. First one was Bazley, he scored 45 runs and lost his wicket. Doggett was a next one and CA XI score were 175 for 8 in 41st over. The bowlers of CA XI took a charge in the last powerplay and played some fearless shots. Kingston broke 56-runs 9th wicket stand and Hatcher was a man who caught out for 31. At end of 50 overs CA XI posted 236 for 9 and sets the target of 237 runs to win. O’Donnell (28 runs, 2 fours and a six) and Grimwade 2 runs remained not out. Doherty picked up 3/34. Boyce and Milenko shared 2 wickets each.

In reply, Tasmania captain Tim Paine and Ben Dunk were started the proceedings. Both the openers started well and smashed the ball in the early overs itself. Tasmania were 38 for 0 in 4 overs. Ben Dunk ran out for 26 runs off 20 balls (5 fours) and Tasmania were 42 for 1 in just 4.4 overs. Dom Michael came at no. 3 and he joined the party with his captain Paine. Michael and Paine took over the match from CA XI’s hands. The partnership between these 2 players were the key for Tasmanians. Tim Paine reached his half-century in 59 balls with 5 fours and a six. At end of 25 overs Tasmania scored 127 for 1. CA XI bowlers had tough time through out the innings.

The two batsmen continued their good form. In the 26th over, Dom Michael also reached his half-century 74 balls. Paine increased his strike rate after reaching his fifty. Finally Doggett broke this 162- run 2nd partnership when he bowled Michael. Michael gone for 83 runs off 108 balls (11 fours). Alex Doolan was the new man at no. 4. Doolan also joins the party by hitting 4 boundaries. On other side, captain Paine reached his century with boundary and also finished the match with that four. He remained not out for 101 runs with 9 fours and 3 big sixes.

Tasmania chased the target more than 10 overs to be spare and they won the game comfortably by 8 wickets. Its a huge win Tasmania and they moved to 3rd in the points table with this first win of the tournament. On other side, Cricket Australia XI lost their 2nd consecutive match and they are currently at bottom of the table.


Brief Score :

Cricket Australia XI – 236/9 in 50 overs

Bazley      45                                             Doherty         3/34

Inglis       35                                              Milenko         2/49

Short        32                                             Boyce              2/51

Hatcher   31


Tasmania – 239/2 in 39.3 overs

Paine        101*                                         Doggett         1/47

Michael      83

Dunk           26

Doolan        24

Cricket Australia XI playing their next game against New South Wales at Sydney on day after tomorrow. Tasmania also playing their next match against New South Wales and this match is on October 9th, Sunday.


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