Ben McDermott scored a fluent 117 and added 178 for the third wicket with Jordan Silk (85) but it needed the finishing skills of Simon Milenko (50* from 29) to help Tasmania chase down Queensland's 316 for their second win of the 2018 Australian One-Day Cup. Tasmania, who opened their campaign with a win over New South Wales last week, moved atop the standings having accrued nine points from their first two fixtures.
Tasmania's win, despite it being achieved with an over to spare, was not far from its share of drama. Wickets in pairs always threatened to peg them back every time they moved ahead in the contest. Matthew Wade got the chase off to a flying start, adding 37 in a little over five overs before he and one-drop Jake Doran were both dismissed in a 10-ball period. That followed the massive McDermott-Silk stand only for the latter and George Bailey to follow in succession. McDermott, who hit 10 fours and a six in his 125-ball innings, was followed to the pavilion by Thomas Rogers at a time when 67 were still to get off 44 balls. Milenko scored at a rate of 172.41 as the visitors ran out comfortable victors.
Earlier in the day, after electing to bat, each of Queensland's top-five managed to cross 300 with a 115-run stand between Chris Lynn (70) and Charlie Hemprey (58) the highlight of their batting effort. Joe Burns added an unbeaten 47 but a couple of untimely dismissals in the final-ten cost the team an additional 10-15 runs that could have proved the difference.
Brief scores: Queensland 316/6 in 50 overs (Chris Lynn 70, Charlie Hemphrey 58; Riley Meredith 3-62) lost to Tasmania 317/6 in 49 overs (Ben McDermott 117, Jordan Silk 85, Simon Milenko 50*; Mark Steketee 4-84) by 4 wickets.