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Wade's rearguard revives Tasmania

Matthew Wade brought out the paddle sweep frequently Getty Images

Tasmania 5 for 327 (Wade 138*, Milenko 66*, Holder 2-55) v Western Australia
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An outstanding rearguard century from Matthew Wade has wrestled the momentum in Tasmania's favour on day one against Western Australian in Hobart.

The Warriors threatened to run through the Tigers' lower order having reduced them to 5 for 159 after winning the toss. Andrew Holder had done the early damage removing Beau Webster and Alex Doolan with swing and seam movement. When George Bailey fell lbw to Simon Mackin, the Tigers were 3 for 51.

But Wade started the rebuild. First, he combined with Jake Doran in an 82-run stand to steady the ship. Later, he was joined by Simon Milenko and the pair feasted on an inexperienced Warriors attack.

Wade marched to his 10th first-class hundred. Milenko scored an unbeaten 66 in the 168-run partnership that can grow even further on day two.