Tasmania set modest target after rain
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Queensland defeated Tasmania in remarkable circumstances in their one-day cup match in Brisbane.
The Bulls were struggling at 5-158 off 35.5 overs with prolific run-scorer Matt Renshaw back in the pavilion retired hurt when steady showers ended their innings at Allan Border Field.
Tasmania were set a revised target of 178 from 27 overs, and had reached 3-114 off 19.3 overs in their season opener when the rain returned.
With clouds gathering late in the afternoon session, the Tigers were scrambling for every run, but their chase proved in vain when the Duckworth-Lewis calculations were made by the umpires.
Alex Dolan (13no) and Jake Doran (25no) were at the crease when play was abandoned, while wicketkeeper-batsman Tim Paine top-scored for Tasmania with 34.
Michael Neser's medium-pacers did much to halt Tasmania's momentum with the allrounder returning figures of 2-29 from six overs.
Earlier, Queensland batsman Marnus Labuschagne contributed a pivotal knock of 51 off 57 balls.
Renshaw, last season's top score for the Bulls, was forced to retire hurt on 38 with a knee injury, while Australian Test batsman Joe Burns scored 31 to follow on from his 42 in Queensland's opening win over the Cricket Australia XI on Saturday.