Tasmania Cricket Team's Unbelievable Collapse Hand Victoria a Historic 1-Run Victory in Australia Domestic One-Day Cup
Cricket is a game of uncertainty’ and ‘Greed makes you dig your grave with teeth’. Well, both these phrases proved right when Victoria locked horns with Tasmania in the third match of Australia’s domestic one-day tournament Marsh Cup 2019. Chasing a small total of 186 in the second innings, Tasmania were cruising at 171/4 at the end of 38 overs. With just 15 runs needed from 12 overs and six wickets in hand, Tasmania’s victory was just seemed to be a matter of time. The team aimed to clinch the target before the 41st over in order to gain a bonus point. However, the strategy backfired and the batting line-up collapsed.
Beu Webster was dismissed by Chris Tremain in the 39th over and the tale of falling wickets started. Tremain along with left-arm pacer Jackson Coleman bowled a miraculous spell and pulled off a near-impossible victory. Tasmania lost six-wickets for 12 runs in the span of 15 balls and handed Victoria a one-run victory. This jaw-dropping collapsed left the dug-out of both the teams amazed as they could not believe what they saw and the match will go down as one of the historic clashes in the gentleman’s game.
Earlier in the match, Victoria won the toss and chose to bat first. The decision didn’t prove to be very fruitful as they lost wicket at regular intervals. Will Sutherland scored a gritty fifty and guided the team to 185 in the first innings. Chasing the total, Tasmania Opener Ben Mcdermott looked in fine touch and notched up a brilliant half-century. However, Magic happened and Tasmania faced an unimaginable one-run defeat.