Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Starc seals easy win for NSW

New South Wales 6 for 468 dec and 4 for 265 dec (Khawaja 89, Hughes 84) beat Tasmania 303 and 214 (Faulkner 59*, Starc 4-51) by 216 runs

Tasmania dropped out of the race for the final as they were dismissed for 214 on the way to a 216-run home defeat. Mitchell Starc led a fine bowling performance that helped move New South Wales to third, but they will also be fighting for the minor places in next week's last round.

The Blues dominated the contest from the first day in Bellerive and batted on for three overs on the final moring before Stuart Clark declared at 4 for 265. That left the Tigers dreaming of 431 in 91 overs and they were in trouble as soon as both openers had departed by the time the score was 30.

Starc took care of Alex Doolan, who scored a century in the first innings, and Tim Paine (30) before sealing the win with two more breakthroughs. His 4 for 51 was backed by two wickets each for Trent Copeland and Steven Smith, who was Man of the Match after his 177. The only batting bright points for Tasmania came from George Bailey, who fought for 48, and an unbeaten 59 from James Faulkner.

Tasmania 4th innings Partnerships

1st26EJM CowanRJG Lockyear
2nd4RJG LockyearAJ Doolan
3rd33GJ BaileyAJ Doolan
4th54DJ MarshGJ Bailey
5th4DJ MarshTD Paine
6th77TD PaineJP Faulkner
7th1XJ DohertyJP Faulkner
8th7BG DrewJP Faulkner
9th1AR GriffithJP Faulkner
10th7JP FaulknerAJ Maher