Tasmania v Queensland, Ryobi Cup, Hobart November 14, 2012

Bulls win with a ball to spare

ESPNcricinfo staff

Queensland 5 for 278 (Khawaja 78, Reardon 71*) defeated Tasmania 275 (Bailey 102, Hauritz 3-53, McDermott 3-65) by 5 wickets

Usman Khawaja and Nathan Reardon provided the bookends to a successful chase as Queensland prevailed over Tasmania with one ball to spare in the domestic limited overs match in Hobart.

Sent in to bat by the Bulls' acting captain Chris Hartley, the Tigers were sustained by a century from their captain George Bailey, who was supported by Alex Doolan, Jon Wells and some late hitting by James Faulkner to reach a total that had seemed unlikely at 2 for 8.

The visitors' pursuit was given a sprightly start by Khawaja and Hartley, who raised a century stand before Jason Krejza claimed the first wicket.

When Khawaja departed Tasmania had a chance, and their hopes were raised further when Peter Forrest was controversially given LBW by the third umpire Paul Wilson after the on-field umpire Geoff Joshua had declined Faulkner's appeal.

Television umpires are permitted to intervene and change the on-field decision under Cricket Australia playing conditions in both televised domestic limited overs games and Big Bash League Twenty20 matches. The Bulls coach Darren Lehmann was notably unhappy with the call by his former South Australia team-mate, and was seen venturing to the umpires' room.

Nonetheless, Queensland kept up with the rate, in no small part due to Reardon's clean striking, and inched their way home in the final over.