WA strike as Tas on back foot in Shield

Tasmania struck early trouble on day one of their Sheffield Shield match against Western Australia’s inexperienced attack in Hobart.

The home side limped to 3-78, having been reduced to 3-51 at one stage.

The in-form Jake Doran and wicketkeeper-batsman Matthew Wade are currently at the crease on 13 and 10 respectively.

Openers Beau Webster (8) and Alex Doolan (12) were both dismissed early on by Andrew Holder (2-19).

Tigers’ captain George Bailey (10) was the next to go dismissed by paceman Simon Mackin amid cool and breezy conditions at Bellerive Oval.

Third-placed WA are fresh from knocking over leaders NSW last weekend, and another victory would see them edge closer to a Shield final berth with three rounds remaining.

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