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Tasmania survives scare to hold on for WACA draw

Tasmania has endured a serious day-four panic to hang on for and attract their Swamp Sheffield Safeguard conflict with Western Australia at the WACA.

The match looked set for a draw when the hosts proclaimed on 8-574 with a first-innings lead of 135 at lunch on Wednesday, yet it out of nowhere sprung to life in the early evening.

West Australian fast Liam Haskett sacked 2-0 from his initial two overs, while spinner Corey Rocchiccioli additionally struck right on time to leave Tasmania 3-29.

The third of those wickets was not without show with Jordan Silk trapped in close off Haskett for a duck off a ball that seemed to hit his thigh.

Tasmania then, at that point, hoped to have the match saved when Matthew Swim and Caleb Jewell endured 22 overs for the fourth wicket before Spear Morris took Jewell’s leg stump with a yorker on 27.

What’s more, when Swim was given out lbw to Rocchiccioli for 11 soon after, the game was back on.

Be that as it may, from that point Playmate Webster (32no) and Bradley Trust (27no) endured through 31.2 overs and eradicated Tasmania’s shortfall, procuring a draw when the match was called 10 balls early.

The outcome guarantees Tasmania go top of the table with South Australia, who thoroughly crushed NSW before in the day, in second.

Wednesday’s breakdown had conflicted with the bat-ruled game over the initial three days.

Silk had hit 181 in Tasmania’s most memorable innings as they came to 439, with Rocchiccoli additionally taking 4-144 with the ball.

Sam Whiteman amassed 188 in answer for Western Australia and Cameron Bancroft and Ashton Turner hit 91 and 82no separately in their 8(dec)- 574.

Sheffield Shield 2023-24 standings

TeamMatches playedMWinsWLossesLDrawnDNo resultsN/RDeductionsDed.Batting BonusBatBowling BonusBowlTotal pointsPTS
1Tasmanian Tigers MenTasmanian Tigers Men2101002.661.310.96
2South Australia RedbacksSouth Australia Redbacks21100021.89.8
3Western Australia MenWestern Australia Men2101001.071.79.77
4Queensland BullsQueensland Bulls2101000.831.79.53
5NSW MenNSW Men2011001.7924.79
6Victoria MenVictoria Men2020001.090.61.69

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