NSW v Queensland, Sheffield Shield, Sydney, 2nd day December 10, 2014

Lawford takes five but Tasmania on top

ESPNcricinfo staff

Trent Lawford took a career-best 5 for 82 © Getty Images

South Australia 3 for 114 (Cosgrove 60*) trail Tasmania 362 (Cowan 147, Bailey 69, Lawford 5-82, Mennie 4-68) by 248 runs

Mark Cosgrove was unbeaten on 60 at stumps on the second day in Hobart, but he needed more batting support in order for South Australia to get close to Tasmania's first-innings score of 362. Earlier, Trent Lawford completed the first five-wicket haul of his first-class career as the Tigers added 55 to their overnight total for the loss of their last four wickets.

On a rain-affected day, South Australia lost Sam Raphael for 6, Callum Ferguson for 19 and Tom Cooper for 20, and at stumps Cosgrove had been joined by Travis Head and the score was 3 for 114. Tasmania had made 362 in their first innings and having resumed at 6 for 307 they lost Ben Hilfenhaus early in the day, a fourth wicket for Joe Mennie.

Lawford then finished off the tail with the final three wickets, including Ben Dunk for 23 and Xavier Doherty for 20, and ended up with 5 for 82. Mennie picked up 4 for 68.