Victoria will lock horns with Tasmania in the 2nd match of the Australia One Day Cup at the Junction Oval in Melbourne on September 25. Victoria seems to have been in good form, winning three of their last five games, while Tasmania have not been too great, failing to win any of their last five outings.
Victoria had played off against South Australia in their last match, where South Australia won the toss and elected to bowl. Victoria did not start too well and lost two wickets within the first powerplay itself. James Seymour tried really hard from his end, but wickets kept falling from the other end, and the team was bowled out for just 136. South Australia started really strong, with their opening stand lasting for 116 runs, making the chase just a formality. They won the match easily by eight wickets with 24 overs to spare.
Tasmania had played off against Western Australia in their last encounter, where Tasmania won the toss and elected to bat. Tasmania was a bit slow at the start, but a century from Caleb Jewell gave them a solid base on which the middle order piled up runs and propelled them to a strong total of 285. Western Australia were simply sensational right from the start of their chase, as they had an opening partnership of 134 runs in just 15 overs. The match was interrupted by rain, and the new target was set to be 192, which Western Australia chased easily and won the match by six wickets.