Tasmania earn home Sheffield Shield final
Tasmania 124 and 6 for 373 (Kruger 147, Doolan 122) beat South Australia 298 and 198 by four wickets
Twin centuries to Nick Kruger and Alex Doolan have secured a home Sheffield Shield final for Tasmania after they completed a come-from-behind victory over South Australia in Adelaide. The Tigers will host New South Wales in the decider, which starts on Thursday, despite having been bundled out for 124 in their first innings against the Redbacks.
Tasmania then needed an outright win to guarantee them a Hobart final, and at 1 for 0 chasing 373 it looked far from likely. But Kruger posted his second century in consecutive matches, with 147, while Doolan picked up 122 in their second-wicket partnership of 258.
The South Australia legspinner Cullen Bailey, playing his second Sheffield Shield match of the summer, collected two wickets as the Redbacks made a late fightback, but Mark Cosgrove (43 not out) saw the Tigers home with Xavier Doherty (21 not out). South Australia finished last on the table, with only one win for the season.