Current Match Report – Tasmania vs West Aust twenty third Match 2023/24

Tasmania183 and 174 for two (Jewell 98*, Wakim 72) lead West Australia 271 (Goodwin 85, Webster 3-30, Meredith 3-59) by 86 runs

Tasmania opener Caleb Jewell’s highest rating of the season helped the Sheffield Defend leaders stage a outstanding turnaround towards Western Australia on day two in Hobart.

After being routed for 183 on the opening day, Tasmania took six wickets on Saturday to bowl WA out for 271 and reached 174 for two by stumps.

The outlook was not so good when opener Tim Ward was dismissed with out scoring within the first over of Tasmania’s second innings, edging Joel Paris into the slips. Ward’s four-ball duck added to his private woes after he was out on the primary ball of the match within the first innings.

Jewell was but to attain when he was dropped by Hilton Cartwright off Cameron Inexperienced’s bowling and cashed in on the prospect. He struck 14 fours and a pair of sixes from 101 balls, placing him on the verge of a sixth first-class century and first of the season.

Jewell and Charlie Wakim mixed for a 170-run partnership for the second wicket to say the honours for Tasmania on day two.

However Wakim was needlessly out a couple of minutes earlier than stumps when he was caught off Charlie Stobo.

Tasmania added 150 within the ultimate session and lead by 86 with eight wickets in hand heading into day three, with Jordan Silk on the crease alongside Jewell.

Earlier on Saturday, Paris hit an unbeaten 40 because the WA tail wagged to offer the guests a primary innings lead of 88. Beau Webster and Riley Meredith did a lot of the injury with the ball for Tasmania.

WA’s Jayden Goodwin fell wanting a maiden first-class hundred when he was caught behind off Meredith for 85.

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