Tasmania v South Australia, FR Cup, Hobart

Dighton's 90 leads Tigers to big win

Cricinfo staff

October 27, 2007

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Tasmania 4 for 216 (Dighton 90, Marsh 53*, Tait 3-44) beat South Australia 7 for 207 (Manou 50) by 6 wickets on D/L method
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Michael Dighton gave Tasmania an easy win © Getty Images
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Michael Dighton ensured South Australia's poor start to the season continued, making 90 as Tasmania raced to a six-wicket win with 11 overs to spare. Chasing an adjusted target of 212 after rain interrupted the Redbacks' innings, the Tigers cruised on Dighton's run-a-ball effort before Daniel Marsh sealed the victory, the bonus point, and his half-century with a six off Ryan Harris.

Marsh finished unbeaten on 53 from 45 balls but it was Dighton and Travis Birt (43) who set up the chase with a 97-run opening stand. When Birt holed out in the 17th over, giving Shaun Tait the first of his three victims, the Redbacks were already regretting their middle-order stumbles.

Mark Cosgrove, Darren Lehmann and the captain Nathan Adcock, three of South Australia's main leaders, failed to reach double-figures after Daniel Harris (43) and Matthew Elliott made a promising start. On 37 Elliott retired hurt with an elevated heart rate, leading to the middle-order problems before Graham Manou's 50 lifted the visitors to 7 for 207 from their 45 overs.

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