Tasmania v South Australia, FR Cup, Hobart

Bailey and Geeves get Tigers a bonus point

Cricinfo staff

November 1, 2008

Text size: A | A

Tasmania 8 for 286 (Bailey 79, Birt 56*, Marsh 52, Tait 3-52, Wise 3-56) beat South Australia 182 (Klinger 59, Geeves 3-25) by 104 runs

George Bailey set up a big total for Tasmania and Brett Geeves helped them defend it so effectively that they picked up a bonus point against a struggling South Australia. In Bellerive Oval's first match of the summer the home side managed an imposing 8 for 286 and it was enough to ensure the second win of the season for the defending champions.

Bailey's 79 was the top score in what was a strong team display from Tasmania. Daniel Marsh and Travis Birt also managed half-centuries as Shaun Tait was unable to trouble the top order as much as in his previous one-day outing. Tait did pick up three wickets but they came at the end, when their only real effect was to stop the Tigers getting 300.

Chasing such a big total a strong start was required and the slow pace from South Australia's top order was a problem. Callum Ferguson and Younis Khan both laboured for their runs - Ferguson made 10 from 26 balls and Younis 3 off 15 - as Tasmania's seamers kept things admirably tight.

Michael Klinger lifted the pace with 59 from 49 deliveries but Geeves kept things in check with a terrific 3 for 25 from his ten overs. In the dying stages the only matter of interest was the bonus point and despite a late 42 from Daniel Christian, the Redbacks could not manage to save it.

© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.

Email Feedback Print
ESPNcricinfo staffClose
Country Fixtures Country Results
Syd Thunder v Heat at Sydney - Dec 21
Syd Thunder won by 56 runs
Scorchers v Strikers at Perth
Dec 22, 2014 (16:10 local | 08:10 GMT | 03:10 EST | 02:10 CST | 00:10 PST)
Hurricanes v Syd Sixers at Hobart
Dec 23, 2014 (19:10 local | 08:10 GMT | 03:10 EST | 02:10 CST | 00:10 PST)
3rd Test: Australia v India at Melbourne
Dec 26-30, 2014 (10:30 local | 23:30 GMT | 18:30 EST | 17:30 CST | 15:30 PST)
Scorchers v Melb Reneg at Perth
Dec 26, 2014 (16:10 local | 08:10 GMT | 03:10 EST | 02:10 CST | 00:10 PST)
Complete fixtures » | Download Fixtures »
News | Features Last 3 days
News | Features Last 3 days