17th Match, Sydney, February 18 - 21, 2022, Sheffield Shield
276 & 226/9d
(T:290) 213 & 214

NSW won by 75 runs

Player Of The Match
88 & 1/25

Tremain bags five as Tasmania crumble to hand NSW a lead

Wright and Doran made half-centuries as Tasmania lost 6 for 54 to trail by 71

Alex Malcolm
Chris Tremain claimed five wickets  •  Getty Images

Chris Tremain claimed five wickets  •  Getty Images

New South Wales 276 (Kerr 88, Bird 3-38) and 0 for 8 lead Tasmania 213 (Wright 57, Doran 54, Tremain 5-48) by 71 runs
A five-wicket haul from Chris Tremain has put New South Wales in the ascendency on a rain-affected second day of their Sheffield Shield clash with Tasmania at the SCG.
Tremain tore through the Tigers' top order claiming four of the top five before returning to clean bowl tailender Sam Rainbird to complete his ninth five-wicket haul in first-class cricket and just his second for his home state of New South Wales.
Promising legspinner Tanveer Sangha also picked up three wickets while Hayden Kerr added one to go with his 88 with the bat to bowl Tasmania out for 213 and hand New South Wales a first-innings lead of 63.
Tremain was on a hat-trick in the fourth over of the innings after Tim Ward and Eamonn Vines fell caught behind although Vines was dismayed at the decision having felt he missed it.
Mac Wright and Jake Doran both ground out patient half-centuries on a tricky surface to resurrect the innings. But Wright was trapped lbw by Tremain to one that kept a touch low and darted back off the seam. That triggered a collapse of 6 for 54 but Doran held firm throughout. After Rainbird fell for a duck with the score at 9 for 174 he was left with Peter Siddle and the pair scratched out another 39 runs with Siddle smashing 31 of them in just 21 balls, to keep the lead in check.
New South Wales openers Matthew Gilkes and Ryan Hackney had to face one over from Jackson Bird prior to stumps and Gilkes scored 8 unbeaten off 6 balls.
Earlier, Bird claimed the last two wickets of the Blues' first innings to finish with 3 for 38 as the home side was bowled out for 276. He clean bowled Kerr for 88 with a peach off the fifth ball of the day to deny Kerr a maiden Sheffield Shield century. Sangha fell hooking two overs later.

Alex Malcolm is an Associate Editor at ESPNcricinfo

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