Victoria 160 for 4 (Short 81*) beat Tasmania 156 (Webster 47, Elliott 5-26, O’Neill 3-33) by six wickets
Victoria jumped to top of the domestic one-day table after securing a convincing six-wicket win over Tasmania in a low-scoring contest in Launceston.
In just his eighth 50-over game for his state, Elliott, the son of former Test opener Matthew, skittled the lower-order to finish with career-best figures.
Elliott also claimed the crucial wicket of Beau Webster, with the dangerman dismissed for an innings-best of 47.
They were left reeling at 42 for 4 following those breakthroughs and the hosts were never able to recover to post a defendable total.
They had briefly wobbled on 105 for 4 when Peter Handscomb and Sam Harper fell in quick succession, the latter bowled by a beauty from left-arm spinner Paddy Dooley who had taken a good catch at fine leg to remove Handscomb.
But Short made batting look easy as he brought up the victory with a four down the ground, finishing unbeaten on 81 off 88 balls. In the 28-year-old’s last one-day match, he pounded 134 against Queensland in Mackay.
Short will soon join the Australian squad for the five-match T20 series against India after the completion of the ODI World Cup.
Victoria leapfrogged defending champions Western Australia into top spot, while Tasmania remain fourth with a 2-3 record.
Victoria will be back in action on Thursday when they host Queensland in an important Sheffield Shield match at the MCG.
Tasmania will stay put at home to host the resurgent NSW next Saturday in a four-day game.
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