Sandhu, Dawson deliver victory for Blues
New South Wales 4 for 246 (Dawson 124*, Cruickshank 61) beat Tasmania 209 (Silk 54, Sandhu 5-35) by 37 runs
Gurinder Sandhu worked his way through Tasmania's batting after David Dawson anchored New South Wales to a strong total in the Blues' 37-run victory over the Tigers in the domestic limited overs match at Bellerive Oval.
Playing only his second match for NSW, Sandhu bowled his fast medium seamers with discipline, intelligence and well concealed changes of pace to ensure the hosts finished well short of the Blues' 4 for 246.
That total was built upon the sturdy innings of the former Tasmanian Dawson, who batted through the innings and struck 12 boundaries in a tidy display against his ex-teammates.
The Tigers' chase was on course at 1 for 58, but the young legspinner Adam Zampa claimed the pivotal wicket of Ricky Ponting, who misread the length and bounce of a leg break and was neatly held behind the stumps by Peter Nevill after attempting to cut.
Luke Doran's left-arm spin also proved useful, harvesting a trio of wickets, while the young batsman Jordan Silk - an accomplished substitute fielder for Australia against Sri Lanka in last year's Hobart Test - provided the only major resistance as Tasmania fell well short.