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Bailey's blitz overwhelms South Australia

Tasmania 6 for 315 (Bailey 86, Doolan 62, Cormack 2-52) beat South Australia 186 (Ferguson 43, Carey 41, Dunk 3-14, Boyce 3-27) by 129 runs
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Tasmania captain George Bailey supercharged his side's batting to push the Tigers to victory over South Australia at North Sydney Oval.

Ben Dunk and Alex Doolan provided a platform for Bailey by negotiating the new ball after the Redbacks' captain Callum Ferguson sent Tasmania in to bat, before the former Australia ODI captain clattered six sixes in a 62-ball stay that was supported by Matthew Wade - playing his first match for the Tigers since relocating from Victoria during the winter.

James Faulkner, the Australia allrounder, also provided some late acceleration to the Tasmania innings with a rapid-fire 34, leaving the left-arm paceman Nick Winter, in particular, with bowling figures he would rather forget.

SA's pursuit looked to be on course to make the match close when Alex Carey and Ferguson were purring through the early overs, but the wicketkeeper's exit heralded a regular fall of wickets shared amongst Riley Meredith, the legspinner Cameron Boyce and the part-timer Dunk. The win was by a wide enough margin to grant Tasmania a bonus point and lift them off the bottom of the table, ahead of the Cricket Australia XI.