Triffitt helps Tasmania after shaky start
Tasmania 6 for 210 (Triffitt 55*, Hogan 3-32) v Western Australia
Veteran fast bowler Michael Hogan troubled Tasmania's batting order before Tom Triffitt helped the Tigers recover to be 6 for 210 at stumps on the first day against Western Australia in Perth. Rain affected the day and limited play to 75.2 overs, and at the close Triffitt was still at the crease on 55, with Xavier Doherty on 22.
Tasmania had been sent in on a greenish pitch and Hogan was difficult to get away early, at one stage having the figures of 6-5-1-2 as he got rid of both Jordan Silk and Beau Webster. Simon Mackin and David Moody also struck but George Bailey and James Faulkner then tried to rebuild, taking the score from 4 for 61 to 5 for 121 before Bailey edged Moody to slip on 27.
Faulkner moved along to 46 from 81 deliveries before he was lbw to Hogan, who finished the day with 3 for 32 from 19 overs, including eight maidens.