Fekete, Dunk set up Tasmania victory
Tasmania 1 for 200 (Dunk 104*, Michael 51*) beat Queensland 196 (Milenko 40, Fekete 4-30) by 9 wickets
Fast bowler Andrew Fekete had hoped for a Test debut on the tour of Bangladesh this week. But after the cancellation of that trip for security reasons, he instead found himself setting up a comfortable nine-wicket victory for Tasmania in their opening match of the Matador Cup tournament against Queensland in Sydney.
Fekete collected 4 for 30 as Queensland were bowled out for 196, and Ben Dunk then posted an unbeaten century as the Tigers cruised past their target in the 36th over. Dunk finished not out on 104 from 101 balls and Dom Michael was on 51 from 64 balls when the winning runs came; Tim Paine was the only man to fall, out for 39 to the legspin of Cameron Boyce.
The day began with George Bailey sending the Bulls in, and the second over saw Test squad members facing off against each other. It was Fekete who came out clearly on top when he had Joe Burns caught for a golden duck from the first ball of his first over, and Queensland continued to struggle to be 4 for 21 in the tenth over.
Simon Milenko (40) helped steady things somewhat and there were also lower-order runs from James Hopes, who made 34, and Luke Feldman, who struck four sixes in his 33 from 28 balls. Queensland were dismissed in their 49th over, and the Tigers cruised to victory.