Tasmania v Queensland, Twenty20 Big Bash, Hobart January 1, 2009

Lockyear and Bailey push Tigers to victory

Cricinfo staff

Tasmania 8 for 184 (Lockyear 52, Bailey 52) beat Queensland 4 for 166 (Hopes 58) by 18 runs

Rhett Lockyear's 52 set up Tasmania's first victory of the competition © Getty Images

Half-centuries to Rhett Lockyear and George Bailey drove Tasmania to 8 for 184, a total that was out of reach of a struggling Queensland. The Tigers' spinners Jason Krejza, Dan Marsh and Xavier Doherty were economical as they stalled the Bulls' reply on a cool afternoon in Hobart.

James Hopes opened with 58 off 34 balls and Queensland were 0 for 84 before Hopes fell to Doherty and the momentum was lost. Lee Carseldine finished unbeaten on 35 but the Bulls, who are without a win, needed a greater surge towards the end of the game and they finished at 4 for 166. Tasmania's first success of the competition was set up by Lockyear (52 off 28 deliveries) and Bailey (52 off 34).