Queensland win againstTasmania by 133 runs

 

Queensland 405 (Hartley 102*, Burns 83, Labuschagne 60, Stevenson 3-77)  6 for 146 dec

Tasmania 200 (Bailey 55, Neser 3-39) and 218 (Milenko 68, Stevenson 42, Floros 3-72)

As Tasmania lost 8 for 114 after lunch on the final day at the Gabba while chasing 352, a win doesnt seemed anywhere and even coming away with a draw seemed extremely not hopeful. But Simon Milenko and Cameron Stevenson tested the limits of the Queensland bowling attack, putting on a partnership of 83 in 23.4 overs. It was eventually broken in the last 75 minutes of play with a run-out from Jack Wildermuth, who then capped things off by taking the final wicket and sealing the Bulls’ win by 133 runs.

As is frequently the case when Nos. 8 and 10 make the headlines, the top order did not have a good day. progressing on 0 for 10 on the final morning, Tasmania lost their first wicket in the seventh over of the day and didn’t stop there. The offspin of Jason Floros (3-72) along with sharp seam bowling from Michael Neser (2-41), Mark Steketee (14-5-23-1) pushed the score to 3 for 52 then 6 for 98 and finally 8 for 114. With things seemingly dire, Milenko throw a career-best 68 with 10 fours and a six and found fabulous support from Stevenson, whose mean prior to this match was 5.50. He pushed that to 13.20 with an innings of 42 off 81 balls with five fours and a six.

Despite the rearguard, the awesome work Queensland did early in the match, which included a total of 405 in the first innings, gave them just enough cushion to hold their third win in six matches, the image as second-placed South Australia. They had to wait for the 71st over to breathe easier again, as Wildermuth ran out Cameron and then bowled the last-man standing, Milenko, in the 74th.