Marsh Sheffield Shield 2019-20
Stunning Starc a perfect 10 as Blues thump Tasmania
Paceman enhances Test recall case in snaring match haul of 10-60 to lead NSW to eight-wicket win
21 October 2019, 12:30 PM AEST
NSW have romped to an eight-wicket win over Tasmania after Mitchell Starc finished with 10 scalps in the Marsh Sheffield Shield match at Sydney's Drummoyne Oval.
The left-arm quick took the only remaining wicket on Monday morning to claim his second five-wicket haul of the game and his best figures in the Shield, as Tasmania were all out for just 140 in their second innings.
NSW then cruised to their target of 45 inside nine overs, as Daniel Hughes hit 25 and Steve Smith was given lbw advancing down the wicket on two.
David Warner was unbeaten on 15 - his third highest score in 14 innings dating back to the start of the Ashes.
Starc finished with figures of 5-20 from his 19.5 overs, to go with his haul of 5-40 in the first innings.
It is the fourth time Starc has taken 10 wickets in a first-class match, and it will no doubt enhance his chances of a Test recall against Pakistan last month.
The 29-year-old Starc had taken first four wickets on Sunday afternoon, as he had the ball reversing late in the day.
Starc bowled with pace and control in the second innings and had the ball swinging on the abrasive pitch.
He took 3-4 in one first-innings spell on Saturday morning, including the wicket of Tim Paine, while his return of 5-20 in the second innings was relentless.
Matthew Wade offered the only real resistance for Tasmania on Sunday, soaking up 113 balls for his 40 before Sean Abbott (2-26) had him caught behind.
The Blues set up the victory on Saturday when Smith and Moises Henriques both scored first innings centuries on a slow Drummoyne Oval pitch.
NSW XI: Daniel Hughes, David Warner, Steven Smith, Kurtis Patterson, Moises Henriques, Peter Nevill (c/wk), Sean Abbott, Mitchell Starc, Steve O’Keefe, Trent Copeland, Nathan Lyon
Tasmania XI: Jordan Silk, Alex Doolan, Beau Webster, Matthew Wade (c), Ben McDermott, Caleb Jewell, Tim Paine (wk), Sam Rainbird, Alex Pyecroft, Lawrence Neil-Smith, Riley Meredith