result
Perth, Feb 17 2010, Ford Ranger Cup
(49.5/50 ov, target 232)234/5
Tasmania won by 5 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
player of the match
Travis Birt
Tasmania

Tasmania have secured a place in the Ford Ranger Cup final with a nail-biting win off the second last ball. Travis Birt was exceptional with 93 from 99 balls to get Tasmania home. He is a deserving Man of the Match.

Marcus North made crucial breakthroughs to keep the Warriors in it taking 3 for 38 but dropped catches really hurt WA. Paine was dropped at least twice, Birt once and in the end that was the difference.

Tasmania will travel to either Queensland or Victoria for the final. The host will be decided on saturday when Queensland and Victoria do battle at the Gabba. Join us at 2pm AEDT on saturday to find out who will host the FRC fina.

49.5
4
Coulter-Nile to Birt, FOUR runs

short ball, pulled, not timed, high over midwicket one-bounce four! Tasmania win!

A draw wont be good enough to getWA to the final.

2 to win off 2 balls.

49.4
1
Coulter-Nile to Krejza, 1 run

full toss swiped towards mid on for a single.

49.3
1
Coulter-Nile to Birt, 1 run

leg stump line, glanced to fine leg for a single.

49.2
1
Coulter-Nile to Krejza, 1 run

steps outside off and whips to short fine for one.

5 off 5 needed.

49.1
Coulter-Nile to Krejza, no run

play and miss trying to whip to leg from outside off.

end of over 4911 runs
TAS: 227/5CRR: 4.63 • RRR: 5.00 • Need 5 runs from 6b
Jason Krejza20 (23)
Travis Birt88 (97)
Michael Hogan10-0-48-0

5 runs to win from 6 balls. Coulter-Nile to bowl the last over.

48.6
1
Hogan to Krejza, 1 run

Krejza swings hard, inside edge past leg stump, pitches short of Ronchi who knocks it down but they run one.

48.5
Hogan to Krejza, no run

back of a length, Krejza miscues a pull to midwicket.

48.4
1
Hogan to Birt, 1 run

short ball, pulled in the air towards fine leg and it falls just short of Mitch Marsh running in from fine leg. He'd just been moved there.

Tasmania need 7 from 9 balls to make the final.

48.3
4
Hogan to Birt, FOUR runs

full, leg stump, Birt whips it behind square leg for four more!

48.2
4
Hogan to Birt, FOUR runs

slower ball dragged short down leg, Birt pulls it fine for four! A mistake from Hogan there.

15 from 11 needed.

48.1
1
Hogan to Krejza, 1 run

drives hard to mid on for one.