Southern Redbacks have come up with a convincing victory on Tuesday in Adelaide after they beat the Tasmania Tigers 2/257–7/255 in the fourth round of the One Day Cup. The Redbacks were also awarded a bonus point in the standings with their 8-wicket win.
The home team’s wicketkeeper Alex Carey played a phenomenal match. He was unbeaten on 80 in 52 balls, while his batsman teammate Travis Head also had the 80-unbeaten stat in 99 balls.
For SA’s batsman Jake Weaetherald, this was the first game after being absent with injury, as he had 53 runs in 57 balls, while Callum Ferguson ended up with 28.
This was a crucial game for both teams, as a loss would put them out of the race for the final. Southern Redbacks will now have the most important game of the competition against second-placed Queensland Bulls who lost to Victorian Bushrangers, while Tasmania expects a match against New South Wales. Both games are scheduled for October 23, prior to which the teams will participate in the opening round of Sheffield Shield.
Let us remind you that only the top two teams in the One Day Cup will be awarded a place in the final. Currently, the first team in the standings is the undefeated Western Warriors who play New South Wales tomorrow.