South Australia capitulate for 55
South Australia 55 (Faulkner 5-5, Maher 3-10) and 3 for 91 trail Tasmania 251 by 105 runs
James Faulkner demolished South Australia at Bellerive Oval, where they crumbled for 55, which was their third-lowest Sheffield Shield total of all time. The Redbacks will struggle to avoid a heavy defeat, despite reaching a slightly more respectable 3 for 91 at stumps on the second day after following, with Callum Ferguson on 21 and Aiden Blizzard on 12.
Faulkner, playing his eighth first-class match, finished with a remarkable 5 for 5, while Adam Maher picked up 3 for 10 as the Redbacks failed to handle the seaming conditions. Faulkner had Ferguson trapped lbw for 12 and picked up two wickets in two balls as the innings came to a rapid close, after South Australia began the day on 2 for 10.
The opener James Smith was the top scorer with 17, and was one of only three men to reach double figures. Not surprisingly, George Bailey enforced the follow on and when rain forced an early end to the day's play at tea, the Redbacks still needed another 105 runs with seven wickets in hand to make the Tigers bat again.