Tasmania won the toss and sent Western Australia in under cloudy skies, the wicket had a distinct shade of green. The score at stumps was six for 291. Cameron Green is on 105* Joel Paris is 8*.
Western Australia put on 31 for the first wicket.
Cameron Bancroft was the first wicket to fall, caught behind off Rainbird for 12. In the same over Shaun Marsh was caught behind for a duck. It was a dream start for Sam Rainbird.
When Jake Carder was caught behind off Gabe Bell for 28 WA was 3/43.
At lunch the score was three for 86.
The only wicket to fall between lunch and tea was Sam Whiteman caught behind by Paine – his fourth catch of the day, for a well made 53. What was remarkable about the dismissal was the fact that the bowler was Jake Doran. His first over in first class cricket yielded a wicket off the fifth ball.
The score at tea was four for 157 with Josh Phillipe on 12 not out and Cameron Green on 49 not out.
After tea the partnership flourished. Phillipe made a stylish and aggressive 63 before he was out LBW to Nathan Ellis for 63, it was the blond paceman’s first ever Sheffield Shield wicket. A well deserved reward in his debut game. Phillipe and Green added 121 for the 5th wicket.
The highlight of the day was the batting of Cameron Green. The 20 year old finished the day on 105 not out, his third shield century.
Sam Rainbird picked up the wicket of Aaron Hardie for 8 late in the day. Rainbird finished with three for 50 off twenty two overs in the day .
The match is evenly poised after day 1. Western Australia after being sent in look to be in the better position, but only just.