Sheffield Shield 2011-12

Jackson Bird stars in Tasmania's win

ESPNcricinfo staff

November 25, 2011

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Tasmania edged ahead of Victoria, into third place on the points table, with a 93-run win at the MCG. Victoria had resumed on 226 for 4, chasing a mammoth 412. Centurion Chris Rogers could add only 12 runs to his overnight score of 106, and the lower order could not get going. The only contribution down the order came from Clint McKay, who hit a smacked a few boundaries in a knock of 45 to reduce the margin of defeat.

Rogers was eventually snapped up by rookie Jackson Bird. He edged behind as the quick, who was in his second first-class game, went on to complete a five-for in the innings and ten-wicket haul in the match. He was named Man of the Match for his efforts.

Only 30 overs of play were possible on day one of the South Australia v Queensland match at the Adelaide Oval. The hosts chose to bat and had four of their top-order batsmen knocked over before rain forced an early close. New-ball bowler Matthew Gale caused most of the damage, trapping Daniel Harris lbw, and getting Tom Thornton and Callum Ferguson to edge to the keeper. South Australia finished the day on 4 for 75, as Luke Feldman had Tom Cooper bowled just before play was called off.

In another rain-affected match, Western Australia got to 0 for 37 against New South Wales on day one of the game at the SCG. The openers Marcus Harris and Wes Robinson played patient innings, with strike-rates in the 20s, after New South Wales had put them into bat.

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