RESULT
Hobart, December 08 - 11, 2009, Sheffield Shield
442/8d & 201/4d
(T:348) 296/5d & 351/9

Tasmania won by 1 wicket

Player Of The Match
48 & 152
ed-cowan
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Tasmania win final-ball thriller after Cowan century

A final-ball boundary from Brady Jones delivered a heart-stopping one-wicket victory to Tasmania in one of the most memorable finishes to a Sheffield Shield match in recent years

Cricinfo staff
11-Dec-2009
Tasmania 5 for 296 dec and 9 for 351 (Cowan 152, Hogan 3-64) beat Western Australia 8 for 442 dec and 4 for 201 dec (Voges 90*, Marsh 70) by 1 wicket
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A final-ball boundary from Brady Jones delivered a heart-stopping one-wicket victory to Tasmania in one of the most memorable finishes to a Sheffield Shield match in recent years. The Tigers needed five runs from two balls with one wicket in hand when Jones edged to third man, where Brett Dorey collapsed with a calf injury that handed Tasmania four runs.
It meant that with one ball remaining, Western Australia needed one wicket for a tie or a dot ball to secure a draw, while Tasmania had to find a run to steal a thrilling victory. The Warriors crowded men around Jones, who managed to get Ashley Noffke away for a boundary behind point to confirm the win.
Tasmania had been set 348 from 85 overs for victory after Adam Voges declared Western Australia's innings closed at 4 for 201. Voges left himself just short of a century, on an unbeaten 90, having earlier combined with Shaun Marsh (70) to give the Warriors what looked like a safe buffer.
However, the opener Ed Cowan scored his second century of the season to give the Tigers a chance and when Tasmania's captain George Bailey scored 43 from 48 balls their intentions were clear. They entered the final session still needing 201 for victory with eight wickets in hand but a run of breakthroughs gave Western Australia hope of taking the game.
Michael Hogan (3 for 64) had Bailey caught behind and then took a catch off Dorey to remove Cowan for 152 to leave the match in the balance. When the ninth wicket fell, the Tigers needed six to win and Jones (9 not out) and Tim Macdonald saw them over the line.

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