McDermott century swings low-scoring scrap Tasmania

Tasmania 7 for 238 (McDermott 102 *, Silk 71, Valente 2-46, Richardson 2-46, Zampa 2-47) beat South Australia 7 for 236 (Weatherald 79, Lehmann 58 *, Meredith 2-30, Sandhu 2-44) for three terrains

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Tasmania open Ben McDermott reached his second century of List A in three matches, providing almost half of the races his team needed to win the JLT One-Day Cup against South Australia at Bankstown Oval in Sydney. The 23-year-old recovered during the innings, finishing unbeaten at 102 when the winning races were hit in 49th place on a low-scoring scrap.

The pursuit of 237 seemed simple while McDermott had Jordan Silk as company. They joined the score in 2 of 33 in the eleventh place and achieved the largest association of the game. Their union of 123 races seemed to be the last turn of the story, but Kane Richardson had other ideas, directing Jordan Silk. to 71 and creating an opening for South Australia. He also took two more fields with his fast bowling, helped by Adam Zampa to drag Tasmania from 2 by 156 to 7 by 216. But McDermott was still in the middle and made sure to stay there until the end.

In the end, South Australia was ruined by a collapse of its own. Although they also had a substantial score of an opening hitter – Jake Weatherald made 79 – and captain Jake Lehmann contributed an unbeaten of fifty, the last overs did not go according to plan. A score that read 2 for 168 with 15 overs remaining to play deviated drastically from the course, as fast bowlers Riley Meredith, Gurinder Sandhu picked up two fields each. South Australia could only add 68 more races to its total in the last 92 balls, losing five fields in the process.


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