23rd Match, Hobart, February 21 - 24, 2023, Sheffield Shield
300 & 372/3d
(T:504) 169 & 120

West Aust won by 383 runs

Player Of The Match
176* & 6 catches

Inglis hundred lifts Western Australia from tricky position

The Shield leaders had been in trouble but end the opening day on a high

Josh Inglis' fine century rescued Western Australia  •  Getty Images

Josh Inglis' fine century rescued Western Australia  •  Getty Images

Tasmania 1 for 5 trail Western Australia 300 (Inglis 116, Cartwright 56, Bird 4-51) by 295 runs
A fourth Sheffield Shield century from wicketkeeper Josh Inglis ensured Tasmania's gamble to send Western Australia in to bat failed to pay day-one dividends at Bellerive Oval.
Western Australia were bowled out minutes before stumps for 300, but Inglis held the innings together after the visitors' much-vaunted top-order slipped to 4 for 110.
Inglis was the penultimate wicket to fall, caught behind off Jackson Bird for 116 off just 134 balls.
At stumps, Tasmania were 1 for 5 with Caleb Jewell failing to survive the three overs before the close when he was caught behind.
Tasmania are one of four teams sharing second spot and eyeing a ticket to next month's final, with the decider almost certain to be hosted by runaway leaders Western Australia.
Tasmania's aggressive approach paid early dividends with the Shield's leading scorer, Cameron Bancroft, falling victim to a superb Tim Paine catch behind the stumps off the bowling of Bird for just 1.
There were steady contributions in the top half of the WA order from Sam Whiteman (40), Teague Wyllie (28) and Hilton Cartwright (56).
WA went to tea after a rain-impacted middle session at a relatively precarious 5 for 184, but Inglis scored with regularity until his late dismissal with the last four wickets adding 80 valuable runs.

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