Cricket News By TODAYLIVESCORE.INFO - Matt Renshaw stars in Queensland's comfortable win. Renshaw made a quick-fire 62-ball 76 in Queensland's 45-run win.
Renshaw made a quick-fire 62-ball 76 in Queensland's 45-run win.
In a rain-marred Australian domestic one-day game, Queensland beat Tasmania by 45 runs via the DLS Method in Townsville. Tasmania could muster only 131 in pursuit of a DLS adjusted target.
In a match that was reduced to 29-overs-per-side, Queensland finished with 186 for 8. Matt Renshaw, batting in the middle order, top-scored with a quick-fire 62-ball 76. Jimmy Peirson also made a useful contribution of 42. Marnus Labuschagne was the only other batter to pass the 20-run mark for the side. Peter Siddle, the veteran pacer, returned impressive figures of 3 for 30, while Riley Meredith and Ben Manenti bagged a couple of wickets each.
While chasing down the target, Tasmania had a decent start with Caleb Jewell and Ben McDermott sharing an alliance of 38 but once the former was dismissed by Connor Sully, Tasmania lost wickets at regular intervals. Jordan Silk, the Tasmania skipper, composed a brisk hand of 35 but he had too much to do as his side slipped to a loss. In fact, Jewell was the only other batter to score more than 20 runs for Tasmania.
Sully, who recently made his Sheffield Shield debut, was the pick of the bowlers for Queensland and took four wickets. James Bazley, the all-rounder, also made a crucial contribution and returned figures of 3 for 12. Queensland are placed second on the points table while Tasmania take the third position on the table.
Brief scores: Queensland 186/8 in 29 overs (Matt Renshaw 76; Peter Siddle 3-30) beat Tasmania 131 in 26.4 overs (Jordan Silk 35; Connor Sully 4-39) by 45 runs via the DLS Method.