Tue, Oct 2, 11:30am by Staff Writer
The West Australia Warriors ($2.75) are undefeated through five matches and will feature in the JLT One Day Cup finals, as will Tasmania ($4.50) who are in second spot with one game left to play.
In one of the closest matches of the tournament, the Tigers got the better of the Redbacks by just three wickets with an over to spare in Bankstown last week.
The result put the Tigers into the finals for sure, but has left the Redbacks ($4.50) needing a win against Queensland ($11) on Wednesday to assure their position.
Jake Weatherald topped scored for South Australia with 79 runs, while Jake Lehmann contributed 58 not out for South Australia, who had a steady performance with the bat as they finished 7-236 after 50 overs.
The chase looked to get off to a troublesome start when Matthew Wade departed for his second successive duck in the tournament.
Fellow opener Ben McDermott steadied the ship for Tasmania, notching an unbeaten 102 runs.
Jordan Silk was the man who batted through the innings with McDermott, hitting 71 runs from 84 balls.
The South Australian bowling attack was balanced, with three players taking two wickets apiece, including Adam Zampa.
The Queensland Bulls were no match for the West Australian Warriors in Hurstville, with the reigning champions victorious by 116 runs.
D’Arcy Short was the player of the match after a truly remarkable innings with the bat.
He hit 257 runs from 148 balls to record one of the highest One Day scores in history.
Short took advantage of the grounds short perimetre to hit 15 fours and 23 sixes in a match-winning innings.
The Warriors set the Bulls a huge total of 387 runs to chase down.
A second wicket stand of 94 runs by Sam Heazlett and Chris Lynn was the highlight for the Bulls, with Heazlett notching up 107 runs in the loss.
Andrew Tye took a staggering six wickets for the Warriors and would have won man of the match honours if not for the heroics of Short.
The Redbacks had their best result of the tournament with an eight run win against Victoria at Junction Oval.
Callum Ferguson scored 133 runs off 125 balls for South Australia, who set Victoria a total of 265 runs for victory.
Cameron White scored 81 runs for the Victoria, while Peter Hanscomb chipped in with 64 runs.
Glenn Maxwell managed just 33 runs from 37 balls. Adam Zampa and Joe Mennie each took three wickets for South Australia in the win.
In a potential preview of the JLT One Day Cup Grand Final, the Warriors dispatched the Tigers by five wickets.
Tasmania set Western Australia a competitive total of 290 runs to chase.
Ben McDermott scored a near run a ball 76 runs, with George Bailey top scoring for Tasmania with 79 runs.
Marcus Stoinis was the standout with the bat for the Warriors, scoring 93 runs from just 49 balls. He hit eight fours and seven sixes in a terrific innings.
D’Arcy Short backed up his double tonne with 63 runs, while Josh Phillipe had a half century.
The Warriors took care of business with 10 overs to spare.
The New South Wales Blues defeated the Queensland Bulls by six wickets on Monday.
Queensland set the Blues a total of 296 runs to chase after Chris Lynn hit 135 runs from 113 balls.
Jack Edwards and Moises Henriques were exceptional for New South Wales, each scoring a century.
Edwards had 116 runs from 112 balls, while Henrique notched a run a ball 134 runs.
JLT One Day Cup Odds
WA Warriors $2.75
SA Redbacks $4.50
Tas Tigers $4.50
NSW Blues $8
QLD Bulls $11
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