Evan Gulbis

Tigers steal RYOBI Cup win

A fast-finishing Tasmania ended Queensland's unbeaten start to their domestic one-day cricket campaign with a dramatic two-wicket final-over win at Sydney's Hurstville Oval on Tuesday.


Spinner Clive Rose struck a six off the first ball of Ryan Harris' over as Tasmania overhauled Queensland's total of 9-241 and continued their recent revival.

Tasmania lost their opening two matches of the tournament, but Rose smacked 26 runs from nine balls on Tuesday to make it three wins on the trot.

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The dramatic finale overshadowed Harris' first hit-out with the Bulls since he starred in the Ashes, with the Australian Test fast bowler returning from a hamstring injury to take 3-61 off 9.1 overs.

It was Tasmania's third successful run chase of the tournament, with the innings built around a 111-run partnership for the fourth wicket between Tim Paine (50) and Jordan Silk (62).

Earlier, Test hopeful Usman Khawaja top-scored for the match with 66, while Greg Moller made 50.

Some late hitting from Nathan Reardon (26) and Michael Neser (20 not out) lifted a modest run rate to 4.82 an over by the end of the innings.

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Evan Gulbis was the pick of the bowlers taking 4-36 off his ten overs, with the Tasmania attack forced to make do without the services of key paceman Ben Hilfenhaus who returned home for the birth of his first child.

The win lifts fourth-placed Tasmania to eight points, one shy of Queensland in second.