Cooper and Head revive South Australia
South Australia 5 for 168 (Cooper 89*, Head 50) trail Tasmania 364 (Doolan 62) by 196 runs
South Australia recovered from a disastrous start, where they lost their top three batsmen - Kelvin Smith, Mark Cosgrove and Callum Ferguson - for two runs inside the first three overs, to finish the day with a respectable 5 for 168 at the Gliderol Stadium. The hosts however still have a deficit of 196 runs to erase after Tasmania, aided by Alex Doolan's 62, added 106 runs to their overnight score.
Despite the dismissals of Head and Alex Ross, Cooper chugged along, adding 66 with Tim Ludeman. Jackson Bird, who struck in each of his first two overs, was Tasmania's most successful bowler.