Tasmania was sent in and bowled out for 254. Despite the majority of the top order making starts the stand out innings of the day was a brilliant 100 off 134 balls from Simon Milenko. He came to the wicket with the Tigers 5 for 121. He scored 100 of the last 133 runs scored in the Tasmanian innings and his knock included nine 4s and four sixes. His second fifty came up of just 33 balls. He received good support from his tail end colleagues Lawrence Neil Smith who made 8 (the pair added 36 runs for the 7th wicket) and Gabe Bell who made 6 (the stand for the 9th wicket was worth 57).
Of the Tigers top order Jordan Silk made 23, Alex Doolan 37, Mac Wright 20, Ben McDermott 18 and Jake Doran 14. But it was Milenko recalled for this game who helped the Tigers to a competitive total.
In the last forty five minutes before stumps the Tigers strived hard to take wickets with the new ball but South Australia made it to stumps at 0/26 with Jake Weatherald on 22 and Henry Hunt on 3.
Tasmania will be on the hunt for wickets early on day 2.
South Australia began the day on 0 for 26 and reached lunch on 3 for 129.
Weatherald and Hunt took the score to 54 before Hunt was LBW to Bird for 6.
South Australia then lost Callum Fergusson for a duck, caught at first slip by Jackson Bird off the bowling of Gabe Bell.
Will Busisto made I before he edged a perfect outswinger from Simon Milenko to the keeper for 1.
Weatherald and Carey then put on an unbroken stand of 73 leading into lunch. It was good batting characterised by good shot selection and strong play through the off side.
The score at lunch was 3/130. With Carey on 41 and Weatherald on 74.
In the morning session Bird, Bell and Milenko took a wicket each..