Day One

Tasmania won the toss and sent New South Wales into bat.

Lawrence Neil-Smith replaced Simon Milenko in the team. Jackson Bird missed selection because of a toe injury.

The score at lunch was 2 for 84 with Daniel Solway on 19 not out and Nick Larkin 40 not out.

Gabe Bell took both wickets in the morning session.

Between lunch and tea New South Wales lost five for 78. Nathan Ellis took four wickets in the session continuing the excellent start to his Sheffield Shield career.

New South Wales was bowled out after tea for 195 in 68.4 overs. Ellis finished with figures of six for 43 off 20 overs. Gabe Bell took four for 45 off 16.3 overs to continue his excellent form.

Tasmania earned a full bowling bonus point.

In reply Tasmania lost Doolan for 1, Silk for 19 and Doran for 12 in fading light. All three wickets fell to Sean Abbott.

At stumps the score was 3 for 63 with Charlie Wakim on 28 and Ben McDermott on 3.


Day Two

At stumps on day 2 New South Wales is 3 for 105, they hold an overall lead of 30. Daniel Solway is on 36 not out, Matthew Gilkes is 3 not out.

The day began with Tasmania on 3 for 63 in reply to New South Wales total of 195. Charlie Wakim and Ben McDermott took the score to 157 before McDermott was LBW to Edwards for 46. The pair added 99 for the fourth wicket.

The total moved on to 270 all out. Charlie Wakim top scored with a well made 78. Beau Webster continued his excellent run of form with 48 off 68 balls.

The lead for Tasmania after the first innings was 70.

In its second innings New South Wales lost two early wickets. Nick Larkin was LBW to Nathan Ellis for no score, Daniel Hughes was caught behind off Lawrence Neil-Smith for 19 off the first ball the young quick bowled in the innings.

Kurtis Paterson and Daniel Solway put on 68 for the third wicket before Paterson was well caught at mid - wicket by Sam Rainbird for 46.

Solway and Matthew Gilkes survived some nervous moments before stumps.

The game is evenly poised heading in to the third day.


Day Three 

Tasmania has defeated New South Wales by 9 wickets, its second win in a row at Blundstone arena.

Set 128 to win Tasmania chased down the runs with more than a day to spare, Jordan Silk was not out 63 and Charle Wakim not out 15.

Alex Doolan was the only wicket to fall caught at deep wicket off the bowling of Nathan Lyon for 43.

The day began with New South Wales 3 for 105 leading by thirty. The game was in the balance.

Before lunch New South Wales lost four wickets for 76. Rainbird, Ellis, Bell and Neil – Smith each took a wicket in the morning session.

New South Wales was 7 for 181 at lunch. After the break it lost three for twenty two. The last three wickets fell without a run being scored.

Nathan Ellis continued his excellent form with 3 for 52 to make it nine wickets for the game (he now has 18 wickets in his first two shield games). Gabe Bell took 2 for 51 from 17 overs, Sam Rainbird 3 for 73 from 22.3 overs and Lawrence Neil-Smith 2 for 17 from 8 overs.

Chasing 129 to win Tasmania paced the run chase well and now looks one of the in form teams in the Sheffield Shield competition.

It’s final game for the season is against Victoria at the Junction Oval starting on March 19.