Queensland Bulls win the Ryobi One-Day Cup final.
The Queensland Bulls managed a thrilling finals victory against the Victorian Bushrangers to claim the Ryobi One-Day Cup at the Melbourne Cricket Ground reports The Daily Telegraph.
It will be a finals the Bushrangers would rather forget as they crumbled in the final over with a win in sight as Bulls hero and forgotten Australian paceman Ryan Harris claimed wickets on the third and fourth balls of the final over to leave the Victorians just two runs shy of the Bulls total.
Later declared the Man of the Match, Harris only returned to the Bulls side last week before managing 4-26 in just 7 overs to give the Bulls their ninth one-day title.
Bulls batsman Jason Floros played a major role in the win after getting the call-up into the team following an injury to off-spinner Nathan Hauritz. Floros put on a great display scoring 47 runs off just 32 balls including two sixes and three fours which proved the difference in such a close match.
Victoria’s horror run of one-day final losses continues with this being their fifth finals loss out of six appearances in the last seven seasons.
The wet conditions played a major role as advantage swung back and forth between the two teams and led to a substantial loss of spectators in what proved to be an exciting match between the two teams despite the match being reduced to a 32-over contest.
The win also extended the Bulls finals record against Victoria to 4-0 after wins in 2008-9, 2006-7 and 1988-9.