Marsh Cup: Tigers beat Bulls

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Queensland’s dismal domestic form continued at the Gabba on Thursday with a five-wicket Marsh Cup loss to Tasmania.

Batting first after winning the toss, the Bulls were bowled out for just 150 in less than 36 overs.

Opener Max Bryant top-scored for the hosts with 32 from 50 balls, with Tigers quick Iain Carlisle the chief destroyer with 3-39 off eight overs.

The visitors were rarely troubled in their run chase, with opener Caleb Jewell setting the standard with 61 from 68 balls as his side cruised past Queensland’s low total in just 27 overs, finishing at 5-153 and picking up a bonus points for the easy win.

The win completed a week of dominance in Brisbane for the Tigers, who also defeated the struggling Bulls by four wickets in the Sheffield Shield clash between teams.

The Bulls were unable to call on the services of in-form paceman Xavier Bartlett for Thursday’s match after a joint decision was made by Cricket Australia and Queensland Cricket to rest him following his heroics for Australia in the one-day series against West Indies that finished on Tuesday in Canberra.

Bartlett is expected to return for the Bulls against cellar dwellers South Australia in Adelaide next Wednesday when the Queenslanders try to win in the Marsh Cup for just the second time this season.

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