Western Australia 367 (Philippe 76, Cartwright 66, Hen 5-70) & zero for two lead Tasmania 197 (Doolan 46, M Marsh Three-21, Paris Three-33) by 172 runs
Western Australia maintained their bid to maintain tempo with Victoria and New South Wales within the race to the Sheffield Protect remaining by establishing a giant first-innings benefit over Tasmania after two days at Bellerive Oval in Hobart.
After the Warriors decrease order pushed the guests’ first innings as much as 367, the Tigers made easy early progress as Alex Doolan and Jordan Silk added 84 for the opening stand. Nonetheless, the WA captain Mitchell Marsh, on the finish of a tough season, was capable of conjure the important thing wickets to place his aspect in control of the competition, dismissing Silk, Doolan and critically the Tigers’ main run-maker Matthew Wade, who was bowled between bat and pad by a ball swerving into him from across the wicket.
Check captain Tim Paine managed to succeed in 26, however no member of the Tigers XI handed 50 towards the WA assault, leaving Marsh’s males again on the batting stop earlier than the shut with an general lead of 172 and the prospect to set a frightening chase for the hosts.