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JLT SHEFFIELD SHIELD 2017-18

Late Winter blast freezes Tigers

05 March 2018
MATCH REPORT

Doran and Bailey post fifties before swing king Winter claims three late scalps on day one in Hobart

JLT Sheffield Shield 2017-18, Round 9

TAS
SA

Half-centuries from Jake Doran and George Bailey have lifted Tasmania to a healthy position at the end of day one of their potentially pivotal JLT Sheffield Shield match in Hobart.

With both sides desperate for a win to stay in the hunt for the Shield final, Tasmania batted diligently throughout the day to reach 6-281 at Bellerive Oval.

Bailey guides Tigers with half-century in Hobart

Doran (74) and captain Bailey (55) were the key contributors for Tasmania as the pair shared a 111-run stand for the fourth wicket.

No.3 Beau Webster set the standard early with a conscientious 42 but his dismissal left the Tigers wavering at 3-108.

Doran's stoic seventy sees Tigers through

Wicketkeeper Matthew Wade continued the momentum created by Doran and Bailey with a free-flowing 34 not out late in the day.

Rookie seamer Nick Winter once again starred for South Australia taking 3-56 off 24 steady overs.

Tasmania received a boost before play with the inclusion of Jackson Bird, even though the fast bowler was ruled out of Australia's tour of South Africa through injury.

Victoria XI: Marcus Harris, Travis Dean, Glenn Maxwell, Will Pucovski (substituted for Dan Christian), Aaron Finch (c), Cameron White, Seb Gotch (wk), Chris Tremain, Peter Siddle, Scott Boland, Fawad Ahmed

NSW XI: Nick Larkin, Daniel Hughes, Ed Cowan, Kurtis Patterson, Moises Henriques, Param Uppal, Steve O'Keefe, Peter Nevill (c/wk), Trent Copeland, Sean Abbott, Harry Conway