Tasmania v Victoria, Sheffield Shield, 4th day, Hobart November 16, 2013

Seamers secure big win for Victoria

ESPNcricinfo staff

Victoria 383 (Wade 119, Doherty 4-62) and 6 for 203 dec (Quiney 86, Maher 2-39) beat Tasmania 250 (Paine 66*, Fawad 3-76) and 207 (Faulkner 53, Christian 3-60) by 129 runs

Daniel Christian's three top-order wickets, as well an incisive spell of 9-1-35-2 from Clint McKay, set Victoria on their way to a comprehensive 129-run win over Tasmania at the Bellerive Oval.

Christian trapped Jordan Silk, Alex Doolan and George Bailey all lbw early on day four, before McKay had Ben Dunk caught behind by Matthew Wade, leaving Tasmania struggling at 5 for 116, still a long way behind the 337-target.

James Faulkner resisted with a patient fifty that included six fours, and added 68 for the sixth wicket with Tim Paine, as Victoria tried to salvage a draw. However, Paine was dismissed for 30 in the 48th, and two overs later, Faulkner was run-out for 53, meaning that the game was all but wrapped up the game for Victoria. Fawad Ahmed, Glenn Maxwell and Scott Boland notched one scalp each to bundle Tasmania out for 207 in 65.1 overs.

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  • dummy4fb on November 18, 2013, 23:54 GMT

    CA pretty much guaranteed this win by not allowing Tassie to play Ben Hilfenhaus and for James Faulkner to only bowl a certain amount. Why Sam Rainbird was 12th man after taking a 6fer and why Luke Butterworth wasn't playing doesn't make a whole lot of sense either.

  • dummy4fb on November 16, 2013, 11:38 GMT

    i see bailey's stirling first class form continues.

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