Dunk, Kingston end Tasmania's losing streak
Tasmania 295 (Dunk 68, Doolan 65, Triffitt 54, O'Keefe 4-46, Bollinger 4-74) and 7 for 313 dec (Dunk 144*, Bollinger 3-67) beat New South Wales 215 (Patterson 86, Rainbird 3-38, Bird 3-47, Kingston 3-52) and 170 (Carters 77, Kingston 4-61) by 223 runs
Medium-pacer Hamish Kingston's four wickets helped Tasmania seal a massive 223-run win to end their seven-match Sheffield Shield losing streak, and win their first game of the season. Tasmania bowled out New South Wales for 170 at Bankstown Oval in Sydney after declaring on 313 for 7 to set the hosts a target of 394.
Opener Ryan Carters was NSW's only source of resistance as Ed Cowan was the first wicket to fall, to Xavier Doherty. Kingston then troubled the middle order by dismissing Kurtis Patterson and Nic Maddinson and two quick wickets from Jackson Bird left NSW reeling on 116 for 6. Ben Rohrer, Jay Lenton and Sean Abbott fell for ducks before Carters was trapped lbw by Kingston for 77. Kingston dismissed Gurinder Sandhu too and Doherty finished things off, as Bird, Faulkner and Doherty took two wickets each. Kingston registered 4 for 61, his best first-class figures, and took seven in the match.
Earlier, Tasmania added 41 runs to their overnight 272 for 6, led by Ben Dunk's career-best and unbeaten 144 that featured 18 fours, as captain George Bailey declared 50 minutes into the morning session.