Tasmania v NSW, Sheffield Shield, Hobart, 2nd day February 7, 2012

Tigers openers build platform on rainy day

ESPNcricinfo staff

Tasmania 0 for 81 trail New South Wales 7 for 341 (Smith 98, Rohrer 83) by 260 runs

Ed Cowan and Steven Cazzulino built a handy opening stand for Tasmania in reply to New South Wales' 7 for 341 declared on a second day of the Sheffield Shield match that was heavily interrupted by rain.

Only 27.1 overs were bowled on day two of the twilight fixture, But Cowan and Cazzulino held firm to reach 0 for 81 against the Blues before the showers returned for good.

Both formerly based in NSW, Cowan and Cazzulino have formed a useful opening combination for the Tigers this summer.