NSW v Tasmania, Sheffield Shield, Sydney, 4th day March 8, 2015

New South Wales coast to 10-wicket win

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New South Wales 394 (Sandhu 98*, O'Keefe 87, Lyon 42, Rose 3-110) and 0 for 27 beat Tasmania 237 (Silk 54, Lyon 3-70, O'Keefe 3-37) and 183 (Webster 83, Bollinger 4-23, Lyon 3-76) by 10 wickets
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File photo: Doug Bollinger took all the four wickets to fall on the day © Getty Images

New South Wales completed a 10-wicket win early on day four after Doug Bollinger blasted out Tasmania's last four wickets to dismiss them for 183 at the Bankstown Oval. Bollinger's burst left New South Wales with 27 to chase, which they did in 11 overs.

Resuming on 6 for 147, Tasmania lost a wicket in the sixth over of the day when Clive Rose was caught behind off Bollinger. Sam Rainbird was bowled a few overs later, with the team's score on 159.

Beau Webster scored his second first-class fifty before he was dismissed for 83 - his highest first-class score - and there was not much resistance from the last pair either, as Andrew Fekete was caught and bowled by Bollinger.

"The way we played and won this game, if we can do that again for the rest of the season we should be fine," Bollinger told AAP after the game. He felt New South Wales, third on the points table, were capable of beating second-placed Western Australia when the two teams meet later this week in Perth. "We don't have to do much differently, just those one percenters that we missed out on in Newcastle."

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  • Greg on March 9, 2015, 2:56 GMT

    How long can Steve O'Keefe keep winning games and remain so unnoticed? What does Xavier Doherty do better than him?

  • Michael on March 8, 2015, 12:46 GMT

    What has happened to Paine's batting? I haven't seen or heard much about his keeping, but can Tasmania afford to keep him in their side? No pun intended.

    Lyon and SOK bowling well together looks like they'll be picked for the Windies tour, even though I'd still like to see Fawad there too.

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