Ricky Ponting
Ricky Ponting SMP Images / Ryan Schembri

Ponting to help Tas fight for Sheffield Shield glory in final

JUST about the one thing Ricky Ponting hasn't won is a Sheffield Shield title.

He will have a chance to add yet another piece of silverware to his resume next Friday when Tasmania hosts Queensland in the four-day competition decider.

The two teams played an epic final last season, with the Bulls winning that thriller by three wickets.

The Tigers' outright win over Victoria ensured they will host the showpiece game, after setting the Bushrangers 337 to win yesterday.

The Vics fell 112 short.

New South Wales looked on track for an unlikely final appearance after beating South Australia by eight wickets.

But Queensland shot up the table into second place, on a dramatic final day of the regular season, due to its victory over Western Australia by an innings and 120 runs.

Chasing 273 to win, the Warriors could only manage 152 in their second innings at the WACA on Sunday.

Ryan Harris's contribution was massive, scoring 54 and taking six wickets for the match.

Earlier, the big quick combined for an important 86-run for the ninth wicket with Michael Neser (77), with the hosts a chance of winning until then.


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