Tigers clawback victory over Redbacks in last over
14 Oct 2012 - Community/Country Cricket, General News, Redbacks, SACA
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Tigers clawback victory in last over
The West End Redbacks have been narrowly defeated by the Tasmanian Tigers by three runs in the opening Ryobi One Day Cup match at Adelaide Oval for the 2012/13 season.
In a rematch of last season's dramatic final, another frantic finish was on the cards when the Redbacks needed 11 off the final over.
Dan Christian (81 not out) almost proved the hero, getting the equation down to four runs off two balls. But on the penultimate ball, Jake Haberfield was narrowly run out pushing for the second run.
In reply to the Tigers' 221, the Redbacks, Hughes and Klinger began the run chase in positive fashion, with Hughes continuining his good one day form from England.
The Redbacks were 1-52 after 10 overs, with Klinger unlucky, chopping on for 15 off the bowling of Faulkner.
Ferguson joined Hughes and continued to score freely. On 37 and at a run a ball, Hughes was caught at slip.
When Ferguson (24) and Cooper (18) were dismissed, the Redbacks were in trouble at 4-101.
Christian and Alex Ross on debut steadied to take the score to 4-143. Ross chipped a Faulkner slower ball to mid-off for 13 and when Botha followed next ball caught behind, Tasmania had the upper hand at 6-143.
Ludeman helped push the score to 185 before he was caught at mid-off for 14. Christian continued to be the Redbacks' rock while wickets fell away late, with Lyon and Worrall both caught trying to push the run rate.
The West End Redbacks restricted Tasmania to 9-221 from with a good bowling display particularly in the first 30 overs.
Nathan Lyon started proceedings and had the dangerous Cosgrove caught at mid-on for 2. On debut, Daniel Worrall opened the bowling with Lyon and kept Tasmania under pressure, conceding only 16 runs from his first six overs.
Spin continued to be effective as captain, Johan Botha, had Australian test opener Ed Cowan caught behind for 13.
Tasmanian keeper, Tim Paine followed soon after as Ludeman was again involved, this time with a great runout in another Botha over.
Botha's run contined has he took the next two wickets. Firstly Tigers captain, george Bailey worked one around the corner straight to Cooper at short fine leg.
After a 44-run partnerhsip with Ponting, Blizzard was the next victim with Tom Cooper again taking a catch, this time at long-off.
When Haberfield got the prized wicket of Ponting for 47 with a great reflex catch off his own bowling, the Redbacks were well on top with Tasmania 6-125.
Faulkner and Krezja wagged the Tigers' tail and put on 46 for the 7th wicket before Worrall got the breakthrough, bowling Faulkner for his first Ryobi One Day Cup scalp.
Some late big hitting from Krejza (33) saw the Tigers lift their score to 221. Botha (3-42 from 13 overs) was the pick of the SA bowlers, with Worrall (2-68) on debut also impressing. Lyon, Christian and Haberfield took one wicket each.
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Ryobi One Day Cup
Adelaide Oval, Sunday 14 October 2011
West End Redbacks v Tasmanian Tigers
1. Botha (c)
12. Richardson (12th man)