Tasmania v Western Australia, Ryobi Cup, Brunie December 1, 2012

Faulkner, Gulbis dismantle Warriors

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Tasmania 8 for 192 (Faulkner 66, Gulbis 57, Hogan 4-37) defeated Western Australia 107 (Faulkner 4-32, Gulbis 4-37) by 85 runs

Stunning allround displays from James Faulkner and Evan Gulbis lifted Tasmania to a comprehensive defeat of Western Australia in a low-scoring domestic limited overs match in Burnie.

Batting first after winning the toss, the Tigers slid quickly to 6 for 51 before Faulkner and Gulbis united for a stand of 114 that helped take the hosts to what proved a more than adequate 8 for 192.

WA's pursuit was in trouble from the moment Gulbis burst through Shaun Marsh's defences with the tally at 17. Gulbis and Faulkner shared eight wickets between them to reel in a bonus point for Tasmania and consign the Warriors' new coach Justin Langer to his third consecutive loss since taking the job.

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  • Roo on December 4, 2012, 2:08 GMT

    @Chris_P :- "What happened to the Mickey Arthurs legacy"... What?... 1 year as the State coach & he is supposed to leave a legacy?... lol... He was given a team that was in a mess & brought some SS success & WA (34pts) managed to rank much higher than NSW (12pts) in Shield in the 2011/12 season - there was only 2 points between the top 4 teams - also 2nd in the BBL... The facts are that WA have fallen apart after Arthur left & took over the Oz coaching role... Or do you have sour grapes that Arthur coached the Saffa's to its first series win in Oz ever & that the Saffa's have backed it up again?... All things considered I'd rate Arthur as the best coach for Oz in 20 years - again he has been given a team that is full of holes that continually needs plugging...

  • Peter on December 2, 2012, 19:41 GMT

    What is wrong with Western Australian cricket? I can't recall them being this disappointing for a long, long time. They are downright awful. What happened to the Mickey Arthurs legacy? We need them to be strong for Australian cricket, all the states for that matter, but they are letting themselves down badly. Their only test player is a Queenslander! As Guthers007 pointed out, can they sink any lower?

  • Andrew on December 1, 2012, 14:20 GMT

    Faulkner should be considered for ODIs. He really is a very good bowling-centric allrounder.

  • paul on December 1, 2012, 13:14 GMT

    Can WA sink any lower? The talent and will to win is just not there! Time to look to competitions outside the WACA for quality players.

  • Philip on December 1, 2012, 8:41 GMT

    The last thing I saw mentioning Evan Gulbis was an article about poor batsmanship. Yes, he did have a bad run with the bat in his three FC matches to date, but he showed while still in his native Victoria that he can play. Tasmania are right to have given him a go. As for WA, there's not much one can say that hasn't already been said. Langer obviously has his work cut out there.

  • Sriraj on December 1, 2012, 8:08 GMT

    The appoint of JL as coach seems to have worsened WA's batting even further! I always felt he was being detrimental to the Australian side in his appointment as batting coach. Maybe if you wanted to teach youngsters how to fight and scrap, he would be useful but otherwise...

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