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Tasmania push towards innings win after Wade's century

Western Australia 67 (Rogers 4-9) and (f/o) 5 for 176 (Philippe 74, Turner 33*, Rainbird 2-38, Fekete 2-41) trail Tasmania 9 for 431 dec (Wade 139, Milenko 78, Guthrie 3-104, Holder 2-74) by 188 runs

Western Australia are in danger of losing by an innings inside three days, after being forced to follow on courtesy of a stunning first-innings capitulation against Tasmania in Hobart.

The Tigers declared their first innings closed at 9 for 431, after adding 104 to their overnight total. Matthew Wade and Simon Milenko fell early, with Liam Guthrie picking up his first two wickets in Shield cricket. But Thomas Rogers and Sam Rainbird produced an 81-run eighth-wicket stand to post a daunting first-innings score.

Then, the pair set about taking six wickets between them, for just 21 runs, as the Warriors were routed for 67, with no player reaching 20.

They were sent back in as Tasmania's bowlers were relatively fresh after only delivering 27.5 overs in the first innings. Josh Philippe produced a debut half-century, in his second innings, and shared an 82-run opening partnership with William Bosisto. But WA lost five wickets thereafter, and still need 188 runs to make Tasmania bat again.

West Aust 3rd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st82WG BosistoJR Philippe
2nd47HWR CartwrightJR Philippe
3rd0AJ TurnerJR Philippe
4th12JW WellsAJ Turner
5th1AJ TurnerCD Hinchliffe
6th109AJ TurnerJP Inglis
7th1AJ TurnerAB Holder
8th17AA BevilaquaAB Holder
9th0L GuthrieAB Holder
10th8SP MackinAB Holder