Jake Doran’s maiden first-class century was a bright note on an otherwise bleak day one for Tasmania in its Sheffield Shield clash against South Australia at the Adelaide Oval.
After winning the toss and electing to bat first, double-centurion from last week Alex Doolan was an early casualty, caught behind down the leg side for one.
After a short rain delay, captain George Bailey was walking back to the pavilion shortly after the resumption after being trapped LBW by Joe Mennie.
Doran and Silk (23) added 20 for the third wicket, before the latter was caught by Tom Cooper off the bowling of Cameron Valente.
WATCH: Highglights from day one of Tasmania's clash against South Australia at the Adelaide Oval
Matthew Wade combined with Doran for a 66-run stand for the fourth wicket, but Wade was out for 30 when he chipped Adam Zampa to short midwicket.
Ben McDermott and Beau Webster fell in quick succession after the tea break, but Tom Rogers (33) occupied the crease with Doran to push the Tigers’ total past 200.
Doran brought up the first century of his Sheffield Shield career shortly before stumps, having been out in the middle since the seventh over of the day.
He went to stumps not out on 103, facing 258 deliveries to defy the Redbacks’ bowling attack. Tasmania heading into day two at 8-228.
The full South Australia vs Tasmania scorecard is available here.