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Tasmania deny Weatherald double hundred but South Australia in command

Alex Doolan plays one on the off side Getty Images

Tasmania 2 for 111 (Doolan 54*, Wade 22*, Agar 1-6) trail South Australia 6 for 490 dec (Weatherald 198, Hunt 132, Nielsen 60*) by 379 runs

Tasmania's captain Matthew Wade and former Test batsman Alex Doolan established a promising platform for the visitors after they denied Jake Weatherald a double century on an overcast second morning of the Sheffield Shield match at Adelaide Oval.

Weatherald and Callum Ferguson looked set to continue SA's domination, only to find the second new ball swinging. Weatherald swished at Sam Rainbird's first ball of the day for a thin edge behind, a low key end to a headlining innings.

Ferguson was confounded and lbw when Rainbird went around the wicket, and Jake Lehmann's recent run of poor displays at first-class level continued when he played all around a Jackson Bird in-ducker.

Harry Nielsen then shepherded the Redbacks to a tall tally with typical enterprise, allowing Lehmann to declare on the cusp of 500. Doolan and Beau Webster kept the new ball out, before Wes Agar broke through, and George Bailey did not last long before he became Joe Mennie's first Shield wicket of the season following injury.

However, Doolan and Wade showed considerable patience and technical wherewithal to build a stand that frustrated SA and also left the Tigers in a position to make their presence felt over the final two days.

Tasmania 4th innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
95AJ DoolanBJ Webster
25AJ DoolanCP Jewell
67MS WadeAJ Doolan
53AJ DoolanBR McDermott
20GJ BaileyBR McDermott
2TD PaineGJ Bailey
13GJ BaileyJM Bird
18GJ BaileyA Pyecroft
15GJ BaileyL Neil-Smith