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Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Matthew Wade's blazing hundred floors Victoria

Tasmania 8 for 321 (Wade 117, McDermott 56, Coleman 2-47) beat Victoria 256 (Harris 69, Rose 4-42, Rogers 4-53) by 65 runs

A volcanic century by Matthew Wade in an opening stand of 170 with Ben McDermott set Tasmania on the path to a match-winning total against Victoria in the domestic limited-overs match in Townsville.

Wade's 117 from 74 balls featured six sixes and included particularly severe punishment of the sometime international paceman Chris Tremain. His partnership with McDermott, who made a relatively sedate 56 in a supporting role, occupied a mere 22.5 overs, but ensured a mighty Tasmanian total even if Victoria's bowlers recovered.

This they did, restricting the rest of the Tigers' batting line-up to 8 for 151 from the remaining 27.1 overs of the innings, notwithstanding swift cameos from George Bailey and Simon Milenko, but the final tally was still steep. The youthful Victorian pair of Will Sutherland and Tom O'Connell both bowled serviceably for their captain Peter Handscomb.

The Victorian chase began promisingly via an opening stand of 72 between Marcus Harris and Seb Gotch, but neither batsman would be able to go on to the score managed earlier by Wade. Tasmania were duly able to make regular breakthroughs as the required run rate steadily climbed, largely through the bustling seam of Tom Rogers.

Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell and Nic Maddinson all made starts, but were confounded by Rogers and also the left-arm spin of the former Victorian Clive Rose, who in taking 4-42 delivered the best figures of his domestic 50-over career.

Victoria 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st72MS HarrisSE Gotch
2nd20CL WhiteMS Harris
3rd49PSP HandscombMS Harris
4th4GJ MaxwellPSP Handscomb
5th48GJ MaxwellNJ Maddinson
6th2NJ MaddinsonW Sutherland
7th12NJ MaddinsonCP Tremain
8th23CP TremainTL O'Connell
9th26SM BolandTL O'Connell
10th0JR ColemanSM Boland