[VIDEO] Tasmanian Tigers suffer epic collapse, lose 5 wickets for 3 runs in 10 balls in 1-run loss
Tasmanian Tigers suffered a spectacular batting collapse in their Marsh ODI Cup 2019 encounter against Victoria at the WACA Ground in Perth. There have been several batting collapses in cricket but none as epic as of the Tigers, who lost five wickets for three runs inside ten balls to lose the match by just 1 run. The game will easily go down as one of the best ever witnessed the history of Marsh Cup - Australia's domestic fifty-over tournament.
Batting first in the game, Victoria were off to a poor start losing both their openers Marcus Harris (5) and Aaron Finch (12) cheaply. The middle-order also failed to deliver as Glenn Maxwell (34) and Matt Short (27) added 45 runs for the sixth wicket. Will Sutherland then played a tremendous knock of 53 runs off 66 balls to help Victoria reach a respectable total of 185 runs on the board.
It seemed an easy chase for Tasmanian Tigers, who would have backed themselves to win the game. Opener Ben McDermott slammed a brilliant 78 to set up the chase for his side but the tail-enders suffered an epic collapse. Chasing the target of 185 runs, Tigers were 181/6 in 39.1 overs after James Faulkner was dismissed on 1 off three balls by Jackson Coleman. With just 4 more runs required to win the game, Tigers lost next 4 wickets inside nine deliveries with just three runs scored to fall short by a run in the thrilling chase.
Coleman along with Chris Tremain was the destructor in chief for Victoria with the ball as the duo picked up four-wicket hauls apiece. The duo accounted for the wickets of McDermott (78), Alex Doolan (8), Jordan Silk (22), Beau Webster (20), Faulkner (1), Gurinder Sandhu (1), Nathan Ellis (1) and Jackson Bird (0) scripting a memorable win for Victoria.
Victoria moved to the third spot on the points table after the win with four points from two games.