NSW v Queensland, Sheffield Shield, Sydney, 4th day December 12, 2014

South Australia lose after collapsing for 45

ESPNcricinfo staff

Ben Hilfenhaus took 5 for 11 from 14 overs © Getty Images

Tasmania 362 and 8 for 308 dec (Cowan 158, Botha 3-46) beat South Australia 302 and 45 (Hilfenhaus 5-11, Fekete 3-12) by 313 runs
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Ben Hilfenhaus destroyed the South Australia top order to deliver a big win for Tasmania on the fourth day in Hobart, where the Redbacks collapsed for the seventh-lowest total in Sheffield Shield history. Chasing 359, South Australia had no answer to the pace and swing of Hilfenhaus and then his colleague Andrew Fekete, and Callum Ferguson (11) was the only man to reach double-figures as they were rolled for 45.

It was the lowest Shield total in ten years, since the Redbacks tumbled for 29 against New South Wales in Sydney in December 2004, and it was a record low score for Shield games played at Bellerive Oval. Opener Mark Cosgrove fell to Jackson Bird but Hilfenhaus dismissed the rest of the top six to finish with 5 for 11 from 14 overs.

At one stage, South Australia were 4 for 5, but Ferguson and his lower-order team-mates at least ensured they moved safely past the lowest Shield total of 27. Fekete finished with 3 for 12 from his 11 overs and the final wicket, a run-out, confirmed the 313-run defeat for South Australia, whose players have over the past fortnight had to deal with the tragic death of their team-mate Phillip Hughes.

Earlier the day, Tasmania added 132 to their overnight total for the loss of four more wickets before declaring on 8 for 308. Ed Cowan was out for 158 and was not surprisingly named Man of the Match after scoring a century in each innings.

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