Aided by Sean Abbott’s 5 for 43, NSW shot down Tasmania for 151 in 31.3 overs in defence of 239.
Aided by Sean Abbott’s 5 for 43, NSW shot down Tasmania for 151 in 31.3 overs in defence of 239.

New South Wales registered their first win of the 2018 JLT One-Day Cup campaign with a big 88-run win over Tasmania at Sydney on Tuesday.

Aided by Sean Abbott’s 5 for 43, NSW shot down Tasmania for 151 in 31.3 overs in defence of 239.

Earlier, after being put in to bat, NSW lost opener Daniel Hughes for three to Riley Meredith before Jack Edwards and skipper Kurtis Patterson got together for a stand of 96 runs for the second wicket before Clive Rose removed Edwards for 68. Moises Henriques added 24 while Nick Larkin made 32. Patterson was the fourth wicket down for 37, cleaned up by Rose.

Gurinder Sandhu then dented NSW further removing Jay Lenton (7) and Daniel Sams (4) in quick succession. However, late-order resistance from Chris Green (24) and Sean Abbott (17) helped NSW to 239.

In reply, Tasmania, never got going losing wickets at regular intervals as pacer Abbott claimed the first three wickets to fall. Experienced Matthew Wade was trapped in front first ball by Abbott before he removed Jake Doran (12) and Ben McDermott (28).

Sams added the scalps of Jordan Silk (10) and George Bailey (14) to leave Tasmania reeling at 80 for five. Rose top-scored with 35 while lower-order Jackson bird added 22 as Tasmania were bundled out for 151. This was Tasmania’s second loss in three matches.

Brief Scores: New South Wales 239 (Jake Edwards 68, Kurtis Patterson 37; Gurinder Sandhu 4/42) beat Tasmania 151 (Clive Rose 35; Sean Abbott 5/43) by 88 runs