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(D/N), Adelaide, Oct 18 2009, Ford Ranger Cup
(42.1/50 ov)250/3
Tasmania won by 7 wickets (with 47 balls remaining)
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Birt and Cowan finish off overpowered Redbacks

Travis Birt and Ed Cowan built on the early damage caused by Michael Dighton as Tasmania breezed to a seven-wicket victory over South Australia

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Scorecard summary
South Australia249/9(50 overs)
Tasmania250/3(42.1 overs)

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 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 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
end of over 404 runs
TAS: 229/3CRR: 5.72 RRR: 2.10 • Need 21 from 60b
Ed Cowan50 (66)
Travis Birt53 (60)
Aaron O'Brien8-0-49-1

Cowan's fifty came off 64 balls with five boundaries.

39.6
O'Brien to Cowan, no run
39.5
O'Brien to Cowan, no run
39.4
2
O'Brien to Cowan, 2 runs

Fifty for Ed Cowan. First half-century for his new state having moved from NSW during the winter.

39.3
1
O'Brien to Birt, 1 run
39.2
1
O'Brien to Cowan, 1 run
39.1
O'Brien to Cowan, no run
Match details
Adelaide Oval
TossSouth Australia, elected to bat first
SeriesFord Ranger Cup
Season2009/10
Player Of The Match
Michael Dighton
Michael Dighton
Hours of play (local time)13.45 start, First Session 13.45-17.15, Interval 17.15-17.45, Second Session 17.45-21.15
Match days18 October 2009 - daynight(50-over match)
Umpires
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Gerard Abood
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Steve Davis
TV Umpire
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Simon Fry
Match Referee
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David Levens
PointsTasmania 4, South Australia 0