Tasmania 8 for 228 (Doran 103*, Zampa 3-39) v South Australia
Doran, who, for much of last summer played as the Tigers wicketkeeper ahead of the current Test gloveman Tim Paine, is now in the team as a batsman alongside the deposed Matthew Wade, and showed good sense and plenty of stubbornness to endure as wickets fell around him.
Lacking both Chadd Sayers and the injured Daniel Worrall, the Redbacks still bowled to a high standard, led by three sometime-Australia representatives in Kane Richardson, Joe Mennie and Adam Zampa. They combined to reduce Tasmania to 6 for 140, before Doran found some lower-order help.
Tom Rogers hung around to help Doran add 62 for the seventh wicket, ensuring the innings would carry on into the second morning. Jackson Bird, part of the squad for the first Ashes Test, will by then have been parachuted into the Tasmanian XI in place of another bowler.