Hemphrey fifty takes Queensland to big win

Queensland 376 (Hopes 94, Hartley 70) and 3 for 158 (Hemphrey 79*, Renshaw 49) beat Tasmania 300 (Webster 106, Gulbis 40, George 3-44) and 233 (Triffitt 57, Wildermuth 3-31) by seven wickets

Charlie Hemphrey struck a brisk 79, featuring eight fours and a six © Getty Images

Charlie Hemphrey‘s sensible half century guided Queensland to a comfortable victory over Tasmania on the fourth day-night of the Sheffield Shield match at the Gabba.

Queensland had restricted Tasmania to 233 in their second innings through an even bowling effort, most notable for the wicketkeeper Chris Hartley‘s 500th catch.

That left the hosts with a last-day chase of 158, and after Marnus Labuschagne was out early, Hemphrey and Matt Renshaw combined for a stand that soothed any nerves in Queensland’s viewing area and condemned the visitors to defeat.

While Renshaw fell one run short of 50, Hemphrey endured, pushing along at a good rate to take Queensland home with plenty of wickets and time to spare.

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Source: ESPN Crickinfo

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