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Tigers slump to 6-134

04/12/2004 09:46:19 PM Comments (0)

Dynamic Queensland all-rounder James Hopes took two crucial wickets as Tasmania slumped to 6-134 after 25 overs in the top of the table ING Cup cricket match at the Gabba.

Hopes repaid the faith shown in him by Bulls skipper Jimmy Maher with wickets in his first two overs, including the prized scalp of Tigers veteran Michael Bevan.

Chasing 290 runs for victory, Tasmanian openers Travis Birt and Michael Dighton got the visitors off to a flying start.

The pair raced to 0-56 inside eight overs before both fell in the space of five deliveries.

Birt, who was dropped the previous over, edged an Andy Bichel delivery to Maher at first slip for 30 while Dighton was bowled by Shane Jurgensen for 20.

Jurgensen claimed his second wicket of the night when he had David Dawson trapped lbw to leave Tasmania at 3-81 in the 15th over.

Bevan and skipper Dan Marsh then staged a revival before Marsh became Hopes' first victim.

Marsh (22) skied a ball straight to wicketkeeper Chris Hartley but he almost managed to get away with it when the rookie gloveman lost the ball momentarily in the light.

Hopes (2-8 off three overs) then added the crucial wicket of Bevan for 45 before Luke Butterworth was run out as the Tigers lost three wickets for just five runs.

Earlier, a blazing century by Clinton Perren saw the Bulls reach 6-289 from their 50 overs.

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