The Queensland Bulls have suffered a 5-wicket loss to Tasmania at the Gabba as the Marsh One Day Cup re-started following the Big Bash League break.
Bulls Go Down to Tasmania in One Day Clash
The day started on a positive note with all-rounder Hugo Burdon receiving his maiden Bulls cap. The Gold Coast product made his state debut following success in the KFC T20 Max where he was equal leading run-scorer, while he was also a member of the Brisbane Heat squad as a replacement player.
Batting first, the home team was unable to fire with five of the top six batsmen making starts but unable to convert into big scores.
Max Bryant top scored with 32 at the top of the order, but a consistent loss of wickets left the Bulls with a below par score of all out for 150 after the last five wickets fell for just 10 runs.
There was life in the Bulls defense early as Jack Wildermuth took the wicket of Jake Weatherald with the score on 19. Two quick wickets to Gurinder Sandhu and Liam Guthrie left Tasmania at 3-63 and the door slightly ajar for the Bulls, however Caleb Jewell, Mac Wright and Beau Webster did enough for the visitors to get home for the loss of five wickets and 23 overs still to be bowled.
The loss leaves Queensland in fifth spot on the One Day ladder and out of reach of finals. The Bulls play one final match against South Australia next Wednesday before the two teams meet in the Sheffield Shield two days later.