Carlton Blues will head to Adelaide in March looking to defend their National T20 Championship title after a comprehensive win in the 2019-20 Vic Super Slam final.
The Blues won the toss and sent Monash Tigers in at the CitiPower Centre and made scoring tough.
For the Tigers, Andrew Humphries top-scored, producing an unbeaten 42 from 39 deliveries as the side finished on 7-116.
Blues bowlers Cameron Stevenson (2-22) and Evan Gulbis (2-29) were the multiple wicket-takers, as the Blues’ bowling unit produced a collective 53 dot balls to stifle scoring.
The Blues began their run-chase aggressively as Evan Gulbis smashed 4 fours and 6 sixes in an outstanding 55 off just 16 deliveries. With Tom Smyth also dominant 44* (24), the Blues cruised to victory with nearly 10 overs to spare.
Both the Blues and the Tigers will now represent Victoria in Adelaide at the National T20 Championship on March 3 and 4.
In March 2019, the Blues captured the inaugural national title in thrilling fashion after defeating University of Queensland by one run in a final ball thriller.
VIC Super Slam – Grand Slam
Blues 2-117 (Gulbis 55, T Smyth 44*) def.
Monash Tigers 7-116 (Humphries 42*)