Sean Abbott led a spirited bowling display as NSW secured an important 88-run victory over Tasmania at North Sydney Oval to help revive the Blues' flagging one-day cup campaign.
After being sent in to bat and posting a modest 239, NSW ripped through the Tasmania top-order with the visitors eventually dismissed for 151 off 31.3 overs as the Blues claimed their first win in four outings.
On fire: Sean Abbott claimed five wickets for NSW in their first win of the one-day season.
NSW opening bowler Abbott claimed 5-43 for back-to-back five-wicket hauls.
And for the second match in succession Abbott claimed a wicket with the first ball of the innings to set the tone for a strong showing with the ball from the home side
Abbott had in-form opener Matthew Wade lbw before adding the key wickets of Ben McDermott (28) and Jake Doran (12) in a lively opening spell.
Mickey Edwards (1-20) repeated Abbott's feat by dismissing dangerman Simon Milenko (16) off his first ball of the match as Tasmania slipped to 6-82 under lights.
Left-armer Daniel Sams chipped in with 2-27 to lift the Blues ahead of next week's much-awaited return of Test paceman Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins.
NSW's top-order had only marginally more success with the Blues losing 5-56 after rookie opener Jack Edwards hit his maiden one-day half-century with an enterprising 68 off 50 balls.
There were secondary contributions from NSW captain Kurtis Patterson (37), Moises Henriques (24), Nick Larkin (32) and Chris Green (24).
Former NSW seamer Gurinder Singh (4-42) was a thorn in the Blues' side with the locals bowled out after 47.3 overs.
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