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Doran unbeaten ton rescues Tasmania on opening day

Tasmania 8 for 228 (Doran 103*, Zampa 3-39) v South Australia

A patient maiden first-class century by Jake Doran allowed Tasmania to avoid being bowled out by South Australia on day one of the Sheffield Shield match at Adelaide Oval.

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.

South Aust 4th innings Partnerships

1st19J WeatheraldJD Dalton
2nd5CJ FergusonJ Weatherald
3rd60CJ FergusonTM Head
4th35CJ FergusonJS Lehmann
5th0CJ FergusonJM Mennie
6th9CJ FergusonTLW Cooper
7th62CJ FergusonAT Carey
8th23CJ FergusonC Valente
9th3CJ FergusonA Zampa
10th27KW RichardsonA Zampa