Cricket News By TODAYLIVESCORE.INFO - Tye's all-round effort in vain as Tasmania register comfortable win. Jordan Silk was unbeaten on 90 off 99 balls.
Jordan Silk was unbeaten on 90 off 99 balls.
Jordan Silk's unbeaten 99-ball 90 helped Tasmania post a four-wicket win over Western Australia at the WACA in the domestic One-Day Cup. Tasmania chased down the target of 219 in the 44th over.
After Tasmania lost the wickets of Caleb Jewel and Macalister Wright early on in the innings, Ben McDermott and Silk shared a stand of 78 in just 12 overs to prop up the chase. Andrew Tye dismissed McDermott and Jack Doran to give his side a glimmer of hope. However, Silk continued to play freely and also found an able ally in Beau Webster as Tasmania inched closer towards Western Australia's total. Tye returned to send Webster and Mitchell Owen back to the hut, but by then the door was more or less shut on Western Australia's chances. Tom Andrews hit the winning runs for Tasmania.
Tye was the best bowler on show for Western Australia and picked up a four-wicket haul. Earlier, Ashton Turner, batting at number five, had composed a brisk 121-ball 100 as Western Australia recovered from a precariously placed 81 for 7. Meanwhile, Tye didn't just put on a fine show with the ball but also accumulated a quick-fire 31 ball 44. After Tye was dismissed, Jason Behrendroff gave Turner the required support to propel the side past the 200-run mark.
Eventually, in the 45th over, the veteran Peter Siddle dislodged Turner. He also provided the finishing touches by picking up the scalp of Behrendorff. Riley Meredith, the tearaway, and Siddle bagged three wickets each with Webster snaring a couple of scalps.
Brief scores: Western Australia 218 in 47.1 overs (Ashton Turner 100; Peter Siddle 3-31) lost to Tasmania 221/6 in 43.5 overs (Jordan Silk 90*; Andrew Tye 4-39) by four wickets.