Tasmania v WA, Sheffield Shield, Hobart, 3rd day December 10, 2013

Hogan bowls Western Australia to victory

ESPNcricinfo staff

Western Australia 258 and 187 (M Marsh 70, Fekete 4-54, Rainbird 3-32) beat Tasmania 196 and 165 (Doolan 75, Hogan 5-37) by 84 runs

A five-wicket haul from Michael Hogan delivered victory to Western Australia as Tasmania collapsed on the third day in Hobart. Alex Doolan was the only batsman who looked like he might steer the Tigers to their target of 250, but when he fell to the bowling of Ashton Agar for 75, Tasmania were still 101 runs short of their target and they were unable to add many more.

Tasmania have now lost three of their six matches this summer, leaving them in a precarious position in their title defence as the Shield goes on hiatus for the duration of the Big Bash League. They had some hope of posting a second victory for the season while Doolan was at the crease but only three other batsmen reached double-figures - but none passed 25 - before Hogan demolished the tail to finish with 5 for 37.

Tasmania were bowled out for 165, losing their last seven wickets for 35 runs as Western Australia took control. The Warriors had resumed the third day on 5 for 115 and Mitchell Marsh's 70 helped push them along to 187, which proved adequate in a match in which the hosts were unable to pass 200 in either innings.

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  • Andrew on December 12, 2013, 1:01 GMT

    I would like to see Mitch Marsh get another run in the ODI side this summer. I hoping this season is the trigger to bigger things from him.

  • Dummy4 on December 11, 2013, 20:57 GMT

    Smith will surely score runs soon but he and Bailey had limited opportunities in the last game with Bailey not batting in the second innings and Smith finishing 23 not out. It is worth leaving the side as it is. Besides Smith was the second best batsman in India and England after Clarke. He has a few brownie points left at this stage.

  • Ryan on December 11, 2013, 9:51 GMT

    Michael Hogan is definitely past it, but if you look at his stats, he probably could have played for Australia.

    Its a shame he debuted when he was 28, he is an ideal bowler in just about all conditions. He bowls a tight line and length, usually angling the ball in. In helpful conditions, he pitches the ball up. When there's not too much happening, he bangs it in, similar to James Pattinson, to try to extract something out of the pitch.

    I'm glad he was convinced to stay on at WA.

  • Graham on December 11, 2013, 6:19 GMT

    Cant believe people still pushing Doolan there are lots of players performing better around the country at the moment. Hughes is shorly next in, then it could be between White, Voges, North and Fergusson.

  • Luke on December 11, 2013, 2:26 GMT

    Yeah lets get Doolan in the team. How can we resist his average of 37 and his season average of 39. chad_reid maybe understand what you are talking about before posting. Smith has been ok and scored a hundred 3 tests ago and is 4 years younger than Doolan.

  • Peter on December 10, 2013, 20:36 GMT

    @chad_reid. Let me get this right, Smith averages 47.12 this season so far with a career average of 43.51 while Doolan averages 38.36 with a career average of 37.92. You got to be English, right?

  • Ashwin on December 10, 2013, 12:09 GMT

    get doolan into the test squad and get rid of worthless smith

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