NSW v Tasmania, Sheffield Shield, Blacktown, 2nd day October 31, 2013

Bollinger's six makes Tasmania slip

ESPNcricinfo staff

Tasmania 9 for 195 (Doolan 56, Bollinger 6-34) trail New South Wales 288 (Clarke 88, Rainbird 6-68) by 93 runs

Doug Bollinger provided a reminder of his renewed focus and fitness with six wickets and a sharp evening spell to set New South Wales on the course for first-innings points over Tasmania in the Sheffield Shield match at Blacktown.

On a day when scoring was difficult and 11 wickets fell, Bollinger's haul ensured the Tigers could not establish a meaningful partnership, despite a succession of starts by Ed Cowan, Alex Doolan, Jon Wells, Tim Paine and Luke Butterworth.

At 4 for 161 the visitors harboured thoughts of creeping ahead in the match, but Bollinger persuaded Paine to leave a ball that flicked the stumps, then had Wells fending a short ball to the slips. From there the innings spluttered to its current state of modesty.

Bollinger had earlier plucked the wicket of Jordan Silk for a duck with the new ball following the Blues' morning dismissal for 288. Sam Rainbird claimed Bollinger's wicket to finish with his own six-wicket haul for the Tigers.

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  • Peter on October 31, 2013, 21:21 GMT

    @Beertjie. I got to the natch after the first session so saw a fair bit of play. Doolan looked really good & got a great ball to remove him. Both O'Keefe & Lyons bowled splendidly in tandem, really tied down the batsmen. While Dougie got the spoils, Hazelwood must have beat the bat more but couldn't find the edges Dougie did. Paine also looked very good with the bat. I'll get down there again for the mid-afternoon session, Great to see matches taken out to the Burbs too.

  • Eddie on October 31, 2013, 14:45 GMT

    plus interesting to see O'Keefe and Lyon in the same bowling attack. Its advantage Steve with his one wicket to Nathan's none so far. Being a left armer O'Keefe would be very handy against all the right handers in Pommy side

  • Eddie on October 31, 2013, 14:33 GMT

    I recall Doug being over in England during one of the Ashes campaigns, either 2005 or 2009. Should have definitely played over there where he would have been a handful. Plus his record after 12 tests is very good. But I think unfortunately the ship has sailed. When Ponting was captain I remember he mentioned Dougy had hit the wall after a particularly tough day bowling. I always thought that was the end of him for the test team with that public humiliation when none of the other bowlers were singled out by good old Punter. I think had he had as many chances as those other two lefties Starc and Johnson, Dougy would have a better record than both

  • Mashuq on October 31, 2013, 10:05 GMT

    Good to see Doolan among the runs. Hopefully there is one place in the squad available for a good bat who made runs last season.

  • Android on October 31, 2013, 9:57 GMT

    y he is not in consideration???

  • Dummy4 on October 31, 2013, 8:48 GMT

    welcome bollinger..waiting for you to crush the english team with your swing and pace..

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