Cricket News By TODAYLIVESCORE.INFO - McDermott leads Tasmania to second spot with century. Chasing an imposing 295 for just their second win in the One-Day Cup, McDermott led from the top with a 140-ball 133
Chasing an imposing 295 for just their second win in the One-Day Cup, McDermott led from the top with a 140-ball 133
Tasmania jumped to second spot after a five-wicket win over table-toppers Western Australia in Hobart thanks to a brilliant century from opener Ben McDermott. Chasing an imposing 295 for just their second win in the One-Day Cup, McDermott led from the top with a 140-ball 133 to bat out 47.2 overs with just 12 runs remaining for victory. He stitched stands with Charlie Wakim (42), Macalister Wright (55) and Tim David (36*) along the way. However, it was David's dynamic 23-ball 36 in the end that steered Tasmania over the line with 9 balls to spare.
Earlier, WA's openers gave their side a solid start with a 93-run opening partnership, laying the foundation for the rest of the line-up to finish with a solid total. While Josh Phillippe fell for 45, Sam Whiteman went on to make a 65-ball 79 before both openers departed at the halfway stage. Cameron Bancroft fell four short of a fifty, but a handy fifty from Hilton Cartwright at No.7 and a 34-run cameo from Andrew Tye at No.9 took WA close to 300. Western Australia top the table with three wins from five games.
Brief scores: Western Australia 294/9 in 50 overs (Josh Phillippe 45, Sam Whiteman 79, Hilton Cartwright 50, Andrew Tye 34; Peter Siddle 2-51, Thomas Rogers 2-49, Tim David 2-25) lost to Tasmania 298/5 in 48.3 overs (Ben McDermott 133, Charlie Wakim 42, Macalister Wright 55, Tim David 36*; Liam Guthrie 2-46, Andrew Tye 2-52) by 5 wickets.