South Australia 481 beat Tasmania 98 and 289 (Bailey 142*, Sayers 5-44) by an innings and 94 runs
Chadd Sayers finished with a career-best match tally of 11 for 76 as he bowled South Australia to victory by an innings and 94 runs over Tasmania at Adelaide Oval. Sayers picked up 5 for 44 in the second innings to add to his 6 for 32 from the first innings, and ensured a hefty win for the Redbacks despite a fighting unbeaten century from Tasmania captain George Bailey.
The Tigers had resumed on 4 for 57 and a quick finish could have been on the cards, but Bailey had other ideas. He combined in a series of stubborn partnerships to delay the result, first an 86-run stand with Dominic Michael (32), then a 59-run partnership with Jake Doran, and finally a 10th-wicket stand of 93 with Jackson Bird.
Bird, who had last month been told by national selector Rod Marsh that his lack of batting ability was a reason for his non-selection in Australia's Test squad, made his highest first-class score before being the last man out, lbw to Sayers for 39. Bird had lasted for 71 balls - last time a Sheffield Shield No.11 had survived so long was in October 2008, when Tasmania's Tim Macdonald batted for 73 balls.
Bailey was left unbeaten on 142, finally running out of partners as he approached what could have become the fourth 150-plus score of his first-class career. But Tasmania had themselves to blame for their heavy defeat, after stumbling for 98 on the first day.