RESULT
Final, Hobart, February 23, 2008, Ford Ranger One Day Cup
(30.1/31 ov) 131/9

Tasmania won by 1 wicket (with 5 balls remaining) (D/L method)

Player Of The Match
3/28
brett-geeves
Player Of The Series
521 runs
matthew-elliott
Match centre 
Scorecard summary
Victoria 158/10(37.3 overs)
Tasmania 131/9(30.1 overs)
Bryce McGain3/11 (5)
Clint McKay3/42 (8)

The Tasmanians celebrate as they take the title ... and well done to them. They started the season with a big win against Queensland and have been the form side of the competition all season. It is Tasmania's third domestic one-day title and first since they won it back in 2004-05.

Victoria really took it to them and who would have thought it would be so close when Victoria were dismissed for just 158. It really didn't look enough. David Hussey top scored with 50, but the bowlers kept both teams in the match with regular wickets, Doherty's 4-18 and McGain's 3-11 showing how valuble spinners are even in wet conditions. Brett Geeves is named Man of the Match for his 3 for 28 and 6.

I hope you've enjoyed the coverage today and remind you to join us tomorrow for Australia v India from the SCG. And our continued coverage of the Pura Cup which resumes on February 29 with all six teams participating in matches. We'll have live coverage of the final between New South Wales and Victoria next month.

30.1
3
McDonald to Birt, 3 runs

edges it down to third man and Harwood races around cuts it off but they run three

end of over 30Wicket maiden
TAS: 128/9CRR: 4.26 RRR: 3.00
Ben Hilfenhaus0 (2)
Travis Birt34 (36)
Bryce McGain 5-2-11-3

McDonald on to bowl the last over

A tie good enough for Tasmania

29.6
McGain to Hilfenhaus, no run

wide and Hilfenhaus leaves it getting the bat well above his head. Birt to face up for the final over

29.5
McGain to Hilfenhaus, no run

forward and defends

29.4
W
McGain to Drew, OUT

and he's done it! Spins the ball and collects the edge, this time Crosthwaite takes it securly

Brendan Drew c †Crosthwaite b McGain 0 (3m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
29.3
McGain to Drew, no run

gets forward and defends

29.2
McGain to Drew, no run

short, edged and Crosthwaite DROPS it. Difficult but should have taken it

29.1
McGain to Drew, no run

full toss and he can't put it away as he hits into the covers

end of over 293 runs • 1 wicket
TAS: 128/8CRR: 4.41 RRR: 1.50
Brendan Drew0 (1)
Travis Birt34 (36)
Dirk Nannes 6-0-30-2

Tasmania +7 on D/L calculations

28.6
1lb
Nannes to Drew, 1 leg bye

short and tucked off the hip behind square. They want 2 but can't get it. Drew retains the strike

Are we about to see another twist in this low scoring game?

Brendan Drew comes to the crease

28.5
W
Nannes to Geeves, OUT

slashes at a wide ball and Geeves gets an edge through to Crosthwaite

Brett Geeves c †Crosthwaite b Nannes 6 (24m 20b 0x4 0x6) SR: 30
28.4
Nannes to Geeves, no run

short and Geeves watches it as its angled across the right hander

28.3
Nannes to Geeves, no run

pitched up and Geeves defends

28.2
2
Nannes to Geeves, 2 runs

drives down the ground and they do well to run two

28.1
Nannes to Geeves, no run

bangs it in and its worked off the hip to square leg but no run there

end of over 284 runs
TAS: 125/7CRR: 4.46 RRR: 2.00
Travis Birt34 (36)
Brett Geeves4 (15)
Bryce McGain 4-1-11-2

Tasmania +9 on D/L calculations

Nannes returns to the attack

27.6
McGain to Birt, no run

advances down the wicket and defends

27.5
1
McGain to Geeves, 1 run

short and cuts straight to the fielder. Throws to the bowlers end and gets a direct hit. Birt safely home but it is refered to the TV umpire for the first time today. They sneak in a single

27.4
1
McGain to Birt, 1 run

forward and pushes to mid off for the single

27.3
McGain to Birt, no run

defends with a straight bat

27.2
2
McGain to Birt, 2 runs

short and cuts forward of point. Hodge runs around and saves the boundary

27.1
McGain to Birt, no run

watchfully defended

end of over 277 runs
TAS: 121/7CRR: 4.48 RRR: 2.50
Travis Birt31 (31)
Brett Geeves3 (14)
Shane Harwood 6-0-23-1

Tasmania +8 on D/L calculations

The field spreads allows a single for Birt

26.6
1
Harwood to Birt, 1 run

wide of off stump and deflected backward of point

Match details
Bellerive Oval, Hobart
TossVictoria, elected to bat first
Series
Season2007/08
Player Of The Match
Tasmania
Brett Geeves
Player Of The Series
South Aus
Matthew Elliott
Series resultTasmania won the 2007/08 Ford Ranger One Day Cup
Hours of play (local time)11.00 - 14.30, 05.00 - 18.30
Match days23 February 2008 - day (50-over match)
Umpires
Australia
Peter Parker
Australia
Rod Tucker
TV Umpire
Australia
Paul Reiffel
Match Referee
Australia
Richard Widows
Tasmania Innings
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Ford Ranger One Day Cup
TEAMMWLDPTNRR
TAS10730320.563
VIC10730290.261
SOA1045020-0.290
QLD1045020-0.606
WA10460190.080
NSW1026014-0.259