Queensland Bulls defeat Tasmanian Tigers scorecard, Marnus Labuschagne runs out

Rookie paceman Connor Sully was playing with the ball as Queensland crushed Tasmania by 45 runs in a rain-stricken Marsh One-Day Cup showdown in Townsville on Monday.

When Tasmania needed a reduced goal of 177 to win via the Duckworth Lewis System in a match that was cut to 29 overs, Tasmania was out of 131 in the 27th.

In just his second list A match, 21-year-old Sully took 4-39 from six overs, with his scalps including Tasmanian key pair Jordan Silk (35) and Caleb Jewell (27).

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Sully was well supported by all-rounder James Bazley (3-12 out of 4.4 overs) as the Bulls opened their Cup account for the season.

Two of the 10 wickets Queensland claimed were run-outs thanks to some ingenious field play in the cover of Marnus Labuschagne.

Tassie’s Thomas Rogers tried his hand at a quick single, but was run out by Labuschagne, who produced a terrific right-arm throw and direct hit despite having a stump to aim at.

Labuschagne struck two overs later, with Tom Andrews falling short and running out of another direct hit from the Australian star.

Matt Renshaw also played a key role in Queensland’s victory after the hosts had fallen to 2-12 before rain forced the teams off the field in just the sixth over of the Bulls’ innings.

Renshaw hit No. 4 in the order, smashing 76 from 62 balls to help save the Queenslanders.

Matt Renshaw sweeps during his innings at 76 against Tasmania.  Image: Ian Hitchcock / Getty Images
Matt Renshaw sweeps during his innings at 76 against Tasmania. Image: Ian Hitchcock / Getty ImagesSource: Getty Images

Given Renshaw valuable support were wicket-keeper Jimmy Peirson (42 off 27 balls) and Labuschagne (27 off 33 balls) as the Bulls recovered from their poor start to reach 8-186 from their 29 overs.

“Sometimes in shorter form cricket, especially today with the 29-over match, I can over-think things,” Renshaw said.

“Today I went out there and just tried to react and play shots where I thought the ball was going to go. Luckily it was a good day for me.

“We’re really happy with how many runs we had, and we just knew that if we got a couple of wickets and a couple of dotted balls in a row, we’d put pressure on their batting line-up.”

Veteran paceman Peter Siddle (3-30 from six overs) and Riley Meredith (2-18 from six overs) made early innings in Queensland’s batting order after the Bulls were sent off.

Siddle claimed Bulls captain and Test-minded Usman Khawaja’s wicket for just three after Meredith’s dismissal of Sam Heazlett (0).

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