Tasmania made a flying start with the bat but then collapsed and were poor in the field

New South Wales 7 for 259 (Warner 108, Bird 3-52) beat Tasmania 9 for 258 (Jewell 70, McDermott 68, Dwarshuis 4-50) by three wickets

David Warner‘s century helped New South Wales to victory over Tasmania in the top-of-the-table clash in Hobart putting them on track to play in next month’s final.

The chase had a wobble late on as three wickets fell for six runs – Jackson Bird striking twice in an over including the scalp of Warner – but Sean Abbott and captain Pat Cummins took them to the brink.

Tasmania had made the early running with an opening stand of 138 in 19 overs between Caleb Jewell and Ben McDermott, but their innings faltered badly losing 6 for 40, and they needed lower-order contributions from Bird and Nathan Ellis to make their way beyond 250.

Warner and Moises Henriques formed the backbone of the chase with a stand of 96 in 16 overs, which put New South Wales well ahead of the required rate, although Tasmania were poor in the field with Warner dropped twice and their problems were compounded with Ellis only able to bowl three overs.

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