Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Harris gives Redbacks solid platform

South Australia 5 for 288 (Harris 85, Cosgrove 61, Hilfenhaus 3-52) v Tasmania

Daniel Harris led a steady but unspectacular batting effort as South Australia built a solid first-innings total against Tasmania. The Redbacks picked up the pace after tea to reach 5 for 288 at stumps following an extra-cautious first two sessions in which they scored only 152 runs.

Darren Lehmann gave South Australia a spark late in the day, racing to an unbeaten 37 from 39 balls after Mark Cosgrove's 61 from 96 deliveries boosted the run-rate. Harris made 85, his highest first-class score in an interrupted career spanning eight seasons. His 94-run opening partnership with Matthew Elliott (43) put the Redbacks on track after Lehmann won the toss and elected to bat.

But Ben Hilfenhaus ended Elliott's 112-ball innings shortly after lunch when Michael Di Venuto held a catch at second slip. Hilfenhaus gave Tasmania some momentum when he dismissed Cameron Borgas for 10 and he finished with 3 for 52 after trapping Callum Ferguson lbw for 38.

The Redbacks are trying to pry themselves off the bottom of the Pura Cup table, with no wins from three matches, while the Tigers lead the competition with two wins.