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February 23, 2011
Tasmania 426 (Butterworth 99, Duffield 4-82) beat Western Australia 160 (Butterworth 6-51) and 137 (Hilfenhaus 3-24) by an innings and 129 runs
An all-round bowling performance from Tasmania carried them to a comprehensive innings and 129-run victory over Western Australia within three days at the WACA in Perth.
Tasmania, who ended the second day on 8 for 411, were able to add just 15 more runs before they were dismissed. Ryan Duffield picked up both overnight batsmen in quick succession - Luke Butterfield went first, falling one run short of what would have been his third first-class century, followed by Ben Hilfenhaus.
This left Western Australia staring at a huge first-innings deficit of 266 runs. They were bowled out for 160 in their first innings and fared even poorly in their second, collapsing to 137 all out. No batsmen managed to get past 25, with No. 3 Luke Towers and No. 11 Michael Hogan able to get into the twenties. Hilfenhaus started the rot, getting opener Wes Robinson caught behind in the third over. Western Australia continued to lose wickets at regular intervals after that, as they lasted just 57.3 overs. Hilfenhaus and Adam Maher picked up three wickets each, while James Faulkner and Xavier Doherty picked up two wickets apiece.
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