Qld end Tigers' JLT Cup finals hopes

17 October 2017

Bulls' tally of 8-339 proves too many for Tasmania in eventful Blundstone Arena clash

JLT One-Day Cup 2017, Match 21


Young leg-spinner Mitchell Swepson claimed career-best one-day figures to help Queensland to a 83-run JLT One-Day Cup win over Tasmania in Hobart.

Defending 8-339, Swepson picked up the big scalps of opposition skipper George Bailey and Matthew Wade to finish with 3-52 at Bellerive Oval on Tuesday.

Tasmania needed to chase Queensland's hefty target within 24.5 overs to achieve a double bonus point win and qualify for Thursday's elimination final at the same ground.

Cutting launches Faulkner for '4,312-metre' six

But they were never in the hunt, dismissed for 256 in the penultimate over on Tuesday in the final regular round match of the one-day competition.

The result means Victoria play South Australia for a spot in this weekend's final against Western Australia, who progressed directly after finishing top of the table.

'One of the most bizarre dismissals you will ever see'

"Realistically it was going to be hard to chase in 50 overs," Bailey said.

"We just spoke about putting the 25 overs aside. (It was) a good opportunity to try and set a game up and push to try and win it normally.

"We were outplayed in all three facets."

Boyce blasts whirlwind 24-ball half-century

Tasmania lost three early wickets with opening bowler Michael Neser finishing with a miserly 2-27.

Former Test opener Joe Burns top scored for the Bulls with 79 off 62 balls after they won the toss and chose to bat.

Belligerent Burns bashes quick-fire 79

Youngsters Marnus Labuschagne and Sam Heazlett also hit half centuries.

Seamer Simon Milenko picked up four wickets but conceded 80 runs off ten overs.

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