cut to point. Shy misses. It would've been out. Game Over
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.
slower ball dragged down and Birt thumps it through forward square leg.
Bouncer was too high. Two for the over. No free-hit.
Birt charges and swipes him over deep midwicket. One bounce FOUR.
George returns from the cathedral end.
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.
Cowan's fifty came off 64 balls with five boundaries.
Fifty for Ed Cowan. First half-century for his new state having moved from NSW during the winter.