Cricket News By TODAYLIVESCORE.INFO - Silk leads Tasmania to unlikely win on final day. Jordan Silk struck an unbeaten 83 off 100 to star in Tasmania's win
Jordan Silk struck an unbeaten 83 off 100 to star in Tasmania's win
Tasmania vs Western Australia
Tasmania picked up a thrilling four-wicket win over Western Australia on the final day of their Sheffield Shield encounter in Hobart. Chasing 315 for a win, the batters put on a collective show, with skipper Jordan Silk leading the way with an unbeaten 83 to see them home just on the brink of stumps.
Gabe Bell struck in the second over of the day and Bradley Hope in the next to send back both the overnight batters Josh Philippe and Cameron Green (54) in successive overs to put Tasmania in front. D'Arcy Short helped extend their lead past 300 – which was at 258 at the start of the day – but after he fell five overs later for a 22-ball 30, Western Australia decided to declare with a lead of 314.
Tasmanian openers Tim Ward and Caleb Jewel put on a 100-run stand for the opening wicket, scoring at a rate of 4.34 to give their side a strong start. Jewel fell for a 73-ball 60, but the middle and lower-middle order were more than handy to take them home. Only Jake Doran fell for a single-digit score, but the rest showed their skills with the bat, stitching stands to scale the lofty target in just 78 overs, scoring at a healthy rate of over 4 an over.
Despite the loss, WA remain on the top of the table, while Tasmania moved up to second place.
Brief scores: Western Australia 405/9 decl. & 226/7 dec (Cameron Green 54, Cameron Bancroft 41; Gabe Bell 2-29, Jarrod Freeman 2-77) lost to Tasmania 315 & 318/6 (Tim Ward 42, Caleb Jewel 60, Charlie Wakim 37, Ben McDermott 40, Jordan Silk 83*; Jhye Richardson 3-56) by 4 wickets.
South Australia vs Queensland
After the opening day saw only 50 overs bowled at the Karen Rolton Oval in Adelaide due to concerns over the pitch, South Australia bowled out Queensland on Day 2 for 299 before Matthew Kuhnemann's four-wicket haul helped reduce the hosts to 93 for 8 at stumps.
The overnight duo of Bryce Street (87) and Marnus Labuschagne (110) put on a 124-run stand before Queensland lost wickets in a heap. After the No. 3 Labuschagne, the highest score from the rest of the middle and lower-middle order was 21 with Liam Scott returning a three-wicket haul.
SA started with a 36-run opening wicket stand, but once Henry Hunt fell, they lost wickets in quick succession before stumps. Jake Weatherald top-scored with 33 with the next-best being Liam Scott's unbeaten 15, with Queensland leading by 206.
Brief scores: Queensland 299 (Bryce Street 87, Marnus Labuschagne 110; David Grant 2-51, Liam Scott 3-16, Travis Head 2-38) lead South Australia 93/8 (Jake Weatherald 33; James Bazley 2-9, Matthew Kuhnemann 4-25) by 206 runs.