The Tasmanian Tigers have turned their Sheffield Shield fixture against Victoria on its head yesterday after dominating Day 2 at the MCG.

With Victoria resuming at 4-104 in their second innings, the Tigers ran through the lower order to skittle the home side for 144 and take a lead of 28 runs into the second innings.

Tom Rogers (4-21) and Gabe Bell (4-38) did the bulk of the damage for the visitors. 

Beginning their second innings, Jake Doran was brought into the Tasmanian XI after Jordan Silk was removed from the game with concussion. 

Silk was struck while batting in the first innings and although concussion tests on Day 1 were inconclusive, he came off during Victoria’s first innings feeling ill and the decision was made to withdraw him from the match.


WATCH: Alex Doolan hit a magnificent century on Day 2 against Victoria at the MCG

In accordance with Cricket Australia playing conditions, Silk cannot return to the game and it is the first time the concussion substitute has been used in a first-class game in Australia.

Doran and Alex Doolan dug in for the Tigers, batting through the entire middle session as they steadily grew Tasmania's lead to 89 at the tea break.

Doolan reached his second half-century in as many matches shortly after the break, with the pair bringing up a 100-run partnership at the top of the order.

Doran was out for 35 after he edged Peter Siddle behind, but that did little to slow the momentum Doolan, who continued to defy the Victorians and brought up a magnificent century shortly before the close of play.

His fine innings also took him past the 5000-first-class run mark in his career.

Tasmanian captain George Bailey continued his good form from the first innings, making his way to 30 not out from 80 deliveries at stumps with minimal fuss.

The Tigers will resume at 1-180 today, looking to grow their lead which currently stands at 208.

The full Victoria vs Tasmania scorecard is available here.