South Australia reach 225 in must-win game

Tasmania 3 for 76 trail South Australia 225 (Carey 46*, Weatherald 46, Rainbird 4-50, Bell 3-63) by 149 runs

South Australia made a stuttering start against Tasmania at Bellerive Oval in a match the Redbacks must win outright to be in contention for the Sheffield Shield final.

Sent in by the Tigers captain George Bailey on an evenly-grassed Hobart surface, no South Australia batsman passed 50 and it took a steadying, unbeaten 46 from the wicketkeeper Alex Carey to push the visitors as far as 225. Sam Rainbird claimed four wickets for the Tigers, who are out of contention at the bottom of the Shield table.

Tasmania's pursuit was punctuated by a trio of wickets before the close, two for Chadd Sayers and one for Daniel Worrall. Tasmania finished the day at 3 for 76, with Bailey unbeaten on 22.