result
(D/N), Adelaide, Oct 18 2009, Ford Ranger Cup
(42.1/50 ov)250/3
Tasmania won by 7 wickets (with 47 balls remaining)
player of the match

Tasmania win comfortably. It was a perfectly executed chase. 249 was never enough. Birt and Cowan's partnership of 126 was outstanding in finishing things off.

Outstanding run chase by the Tigers to get their FRC campaign off to a winning start. Man of the match is Michael Dighton for his 67 off 57 balls which set up the chase.

42.1
1
Christian to Cowan, 1 run

cut to point. Shy misses. It would've been out. Game Over

end of over 4212 runs
TAS: 249/3CRR: 5.92 RRR: 0.13 • Need 1 run from 48b
Travis Birt68 (68)
Ed Cowan53 (71)
Peter George6-0-46-0
41.6
4
George to Birt, FOUR runs

slower ball dragged down and Birt thumps it through forward square leg.

41.6
1nb
George to Birt, (no ball)

Bouncer was too high. Two for the over. No free-hit.

41.5
1
George to Cowan, 1 run
41.4
George to Cowan, no run
41.3
1
George to Birt, 1 run
41.2
4
George to Birt, FOUR runs

Birt charges and swipes him over deep midwicket. One bounce FOUR.

41.1
1
George to Cowan, 1 run

George returns from the cathedral end.

end of over 418 runs
TAS: 237/3CRR: 5.78 RRR: 1.44 • Need 13 runs from 54b
Travis Birt59 (64)
Ed Cowan51 (68)
Shaun Tait10-0-61-1
40.6
2
Tait to Birt, 2 runs
40.5
4
Tait to Birt, FOUR runs

Short ball pulled away in the air to deep backward square. Borgas was half a chance to catch it but couldn't get there even with a full length dive to his left.

40.4
Tait to Birt, no run
40.3
1
Tait to Cowan, 1 run
40.2
Tait to Cowan, no run
40.1
1lb
Tait to Birt, 1 leg bye