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Late rain denies Tasmania victory chance

Victoria 230 and 8 for 319 (Christian 79*, White 60, Harris 52, Bird 3-68, Stevenson 3-77) drew with Tasmania 203 and 387
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Rain came at the worst possible time for Tasmania on the final evening in Hobart, where they were denied the chance to push for victory against Victoria. The match was shaping as a cliff-hanger when the rain arrived, with 4.5 overs remaining for Tasmania to claim one more wicket, with Victoria's John Hastings unlikely to bat due to a knee injury.

The Victorians had been set 361 for victory and solid contributions from a number of batsmen - Cameron White (60) and Marcus Harris (52) key among them - laid a solid platform. But Cameron Stevenson and Jackson Bird, in his first match captaining Tasmania, kept Tasmania in the hunt with three wickets each, and into the final session all results remained possible.

However, a win for Victoria became less and less likely as the wickets fell, despite the best efforts of Daniel Christian, who finished unbeaten on 79. Victoria still needed 42 more runs from less than five overs when the rain arrived. Tasmania effectively needed only one wicket due to Hastings' injury, with the usual No.11 Jon Holland having only just joined Christian at the crease.