Recent Match Report – West Aust vs Tasmania 4th Match 2021/22

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Jhye Richardson returned to make his mark with and bat ball, however could not save WA

Tasmania 252 (Neil-Smith 60, Webster 53*, Cartwright 4-23) and seven for 217 (Jewell 52, Wakim 50) beat Western Australia 238 (Philippe 60, Neil Smith 5-43) and 230 (Marsh 58, Richardson 50, Siddle 5-40) by three wickets

A 5-wicket haul from evergreen paceman Peter Siddle and a courageous batting efficiency lifted Tasmania to an exciting three-wicket Sheffield Shield win over Western Australia on the WACA Ground.

Chasing 217 for victory from what grew to become a rain-diminished 58 overs on Wednesday, Tasmania reached the victory goal with 26 balls to spare as rain clouds hovered near the bottom.

Charlie Wakim (50 off 81 balls) and Caleb Jewell (52 off 51 balls) produced helpful knocks to arrange the profitable run chase, whereas Jarrod Freeman and Jake Doran held their nerve after Tasmania had fallen to six for 186.

Siddle, who hit the successful runs after Doran was dismissed late, wound again the clock earlier within the day by snaring 5 for 40 to dismiss WA for 230 shortly after lunch.

Under regular situations Tasmania would have had a minimal of 70 overs to realize the victory goal, however various rain delays noticed that quantity whittled down to simply 58.

They have been cruising at 0 for 74 earlier than Tim Ward and Jewell fell in fast succession. But Wakim ensured there can be no main wobble, maintaining Tasmania on tempo whereas darkish clouds threatened to finish the match early.

However, the rain held off for the ultimate session and Tasmania stored the runs ticking over to make sure the required run charge by no means obtained out of hand.

Earlier, WA had misplaced 5 for 26 in a disastrous begin to the ultimate day to be in all types of bother at 7 for 155, with a lead of simply 141.

But Jhye Richardson (50 no off 59 balls) and Joel Paris got here to the rescue with a useful 72-run stand to propel WA again into the competition. Richardson’s fourth half-century of his first-class profession featured eight boundaries.

He was pressured to sit down out days two and three after struggling a again spasm whereas warming up on Monday. But he did not present any indicators of soreness throughout his blistering knock, and he returned figures of two for 37 off 14 overs with the ball.

Tasmania fast Riley Meredith and 36-12 months-previous Siddle have been the chief destroyers on Wednesday throughout WA’s innings.

Meredith, who had been a concussion sub for Lawrence Neil-Smith, snared the prized wickets of Shaun Marsh, Hilton Cartwright and Josh Philippe.

Siddle dismissed Cameron Bancroft, Cameron Green, D’Arcy Short, Richardson and Lance Morris amongst his haul.