The Tasmanian Tigers were dealt another loss on Saturday, losing to Western Australia by 8 wickets at the WACA Ground.

After winning the toss, George Bailey had no hesitation in electing to bat, after bowling first in Tasmania’s opening two games. 

Three changes were made to the Tigers’ line-up; Jackson Bird (hamstring), Andrew Fekete (ankle) and Simon Milenko were all omitted, with James Faulkner, Sam Rainbird and debutant Tom Rogers all coming into the side.

The Tigers got off to the worst start possible, losing Ben Dunk for a duck after he edged Jhye Richardson to Mitch Marsh at slip.

Alex Doolan followed shortly after for 8 and Tasmania were in trouble at 2-20.

David Moody trapped Ben McDermott in front for 18 with the score at 3-44 – that brought George Bailey and Jordan Silk together at the wicket. 

They put on 34 together before Bailey was stumped down the leg side off the bowling of D’Arcy Short.

Charlie Wakim and James Faulkner were unable to get going which brought Rogers to the crease.

He and Silk combined for a 93-run stand which offered some hope to the Tigers’ cause.

But when Rogers (38) and Silk (80) departed in quick succession, Tasmania folded soon after for 207 in the final over of their inning.

David Moody (3-47) and Jhye Richardson (2-40) were the multiple wicket-takers for Western Australia.

The Warriors began their chase with a 108-run partnership between Michael Klinger (45) and Shaun Marsh (62).

That opening stand got the home side to within 100 runs of victory, eventually running down the target with 13 overs and 8 wickets in hand. Mitch Marsh (67*) and Cameron Bancroft (29*) taking WA over the line.

The Tigers will travel to Sydney tomorrow for their next two JLT One-Day Cup matches.

The Western Australia vs Tasmanian Tigers scorecard is available here.