Redbacks wobble after Tigers make 251
South Australia 2 for 10 trail Tasmania 251 (Doolan 68, George 4-65, Christian 3-52) by 241 runs
Peter George helped South Australia keep Tasmania to 251 on the opening day at Bellerive Oval, but the Redbacks would not have been too comfortable by the close, having lost two quick wickets. At stumps, the visitors were 2 for 10, with James Smith on 7 and Callum Ferguson yet to score.
They still trailed by 241, which started look a better total when Daniel Harris was caught at slip for 1 off the bowling of Adam Maher, and Michael Klinger was bowled for a duck, offering no shot to Luke Butterworth. Their lapses undid some of the good work set up by George and Daniel Christian with the ball.
George finished with 4 for 65 and Christian collected 3 for 52 as the Tigers lost wickets on a regular basis. The major source of resistance came from Alex Doolan, whose innings of 68 came to an end when he was bowled by Christian.
The 29-year-old former New South Wales fast man Tim Lang picked up his maiden first-class wicket when he had Ed Cowan caught behind early in the innings, but George was the main worry for Tasmania. A week after having little impact at the same venue against England, George collected the first and last wickets, and also removed the dangerous Mark Cosgrove for 40.