There it is! Tossed up and Cosgrove slog sweeps over midwicket for four! Tasmania win their second Sheffield Shield!
Tasmania with the Shield final by 7 wickets. The Blues gave themselves a chance but declaring early last night but they didn't take their chances and the Tigers batted sensibly today to win the game before tea.
Alex Doolan finishes 65 not out and Mark Cosgrove 44 not out. Tasmania will celebrate a thoroughly deserved victory.
Ed Cowan has been named Man of the Match for his 133 in the first innings. It was a superb dispay of concentration and determination.
That's it from Bellerive. The Sheffield Shield has been claimed by the home side Tasmania for only the second time in their history. On behalf of Andrew Fuss this is Alex Malcolm saying thanks for your company over the last five days. Good bye.
tossed up high and Cosgrove defends
tossed up and Cosgrove defends again
shorter ball doesn't bounce and Cosgrove defends
Four to win. Will Cossie bomb one?
tossed up, Doolan drives wide of cover for a single
88kph full and straight Doolan goes back to defend
yorker length almost and Cosgrove digs this out
short and wide and Cosgrove hammers this off the back foot through cover-point for another boundary
117kph Cosgrove tries to loft down the ground and miscues short of mid on
Nine to win for Tasmania
this rears from a length and Cosgrove fends this away past slip for two more
fuller length, Doolan pushes into cover-point for a single
121kph back of a length, Doolan goes back and defends to short mid on
short and wide, Cosgrove forces thru cover-point and they run a tight two
drifting into leg stump and Doolan turns this away to deep square leg
looped up and Doolan defends again
and again Doolan comes forward to smother the spin
tossed up, Doolan defends
Tasmania have requested the extra four overs allowed to win the game before tea.
Cosgrove goes back and late cuts past slip for three runs
79kph nicely flighted and Doolan defends into the covers
tossed up, Doolan stretches forward to defend
|Bellerive Oval, Hobart|
|Toss||Tasmania, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Series result||Tasmania won the 2010/11 Sheffield Shield|
|Hours of play (local time)||10.30 start, Lunch, 12.30-13.10, Tea 15.10-15.30, Close 17.30|
|Match days||17,18,19,20,21 March 2011 - day (5-day match)|