Tasmania v WA, Sheffield Shield, Hobart October 30, 2015

Tasmania face hefty chase of 380

ESPNcricinfo staff

Mitchell Marsh picked up two wickets and scored a half-century on day three © Getty Images

Tasmania 189 (Bailey 63, Mackin 3-30, Johnson 3-68) and 0 for 28 need another 352 runs to beat Western Australia 8 for 432 dec and 4 for 136 dec (Klinger 50*, M Marsh 50*)

Mitchell Marsh celebrated his retention in Australia's Test squad with two wickets and a half-century on the third day in Hobart as Western Australia retained control of their match against Tasmania. Michael Klinger was also in the runs once again, adding an unbeaten 50 to his double-century from the first innings.

Tasmania began the day at 5 for 102 and it was only through George Bailey's 63 that they managed to move up to 189 before they were dismissed with a big first-innings deficit. Bailey was caught behind off Mitchell Johnson, who finished with 3 for 68, and Marsh picked up the wickets of Tim Paine, bowled for 16, and Evan Gulbis, who was caught behind for a duck.

There were some top-order wobbles from the Warriors in their second innings as Cameron Bancroft failed for the second time in the game, caught behind off Andrew Fekete for 15, Shaun Marsh was caught behind off Jackson Bird for 1 and Adam Voges fell to Fekete for 8. But Klinger and Mitchell Marsh combined for a 102-run stand that was enough to set up a declaration.

Both men finished on exactly 50 when Voges called the innings to an end at 4 for 136, setting Tasmania 380 for victory and an awkward period to bat under lights against the new pink ball. But the Tasmania openers got through to stumps without any damage, Ben Dunk on 13 and Dominic Michael on 4, with the scored on 0 for 28.