Tasmania 185 (Wade 43, Worrall 4-42) lead South Australia 0 for 0 by 185 runs

A four-wicket haul to in-form swing bowler Daniel Worrall put South Australia in a strong position at stumps on day one of their Sheffield Shield clash against Tasmania at Bellerive Oval in Hobart.

Worrall bagged 4 for 42 following his 10-wicket haul against Western Australia in Adelaide last week to help dismiss the home side for 185 late on day one.

The Redbacks were more than happy to make first use of a very green pitch at Bellerive with skipper Travis Head electing to bowl first after winning the toss.

Some overhead cloud cover only added to the favourable bowling conditions, and Worrall thrived. He had this season's second-highest run-scorer Alex Doolan caught behind in the seventh over with a delivery that angled in from the wide of the crease before shaping away to catch the edge. He then pinned Jordan Silk in front with a late inswinger in the 13th over.

Ben McDermott and Jake Doran fought hard for 23 overs in the trying conditions adding 43 before McDermott was given out lbw to Nick Winter for 24. McDermott, Doran and George Bailey all reached 20 but none passed 30 as the ball continued to nip and swing all afternoon.

New Tasmania skipper Matthew Wade again propped up the lower order, top-scoring with 43. But he too fell caught behind the wicket just as Doran, Bailey and Tim Paine had done before him. Worrall bowled Gabe Bell to wrap up the innings with his fourth wicket.

South Australia openers Jake Weatherald and Conor McInerney survived two overs before stumps but neither got off the mark.

Alex Malcolm is a freelance writer based in Melbourne