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March 5, 2011
Tasmania 353 (Kruger 150, Copeland 3-112) beat New South Wales 209 (O'Keefe 46, Butterworth 3-33) & 74 (Maher 5-14, Butterworth 3-20) by an innings and 70 runs
In a top of the points table clash, Tasmania got through the defenses of the New South Wales tail to complete a crushing innings victory over the visitors within three days in Hobart.
New South Wales resumed on 6 for 130, needing to score over 149 runs to make Tasmania bat again. The visitor's lower order showed some resistance, with overnight No. 8 batsman Steve O'Keefe going on to score 46 - the innings' top score.
O'Keefe strung together fighting partnerships with Peter Nevill and Scott Coyte, but after the top order failed for the second time in the match, New South Wales were never going to make Tasmania sweat. The Tasmania bowlers produced disciplined spells, the pace trio of Luke Butterworth, James Faulkner and Adam Maher picking up three wickets each.
Both teams were tied at the top of the points table on 32 points when the match began. With six points from this game, Tasmania move ahead.
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