Tas build platform against SA in Shield

Tasmania advanced slowly to 3-149 at tea on day one against South Australia in the Sheffield Shield.
Tasmania advanced slowly to 3-149 at tea on day one against South Australia in the Sheffield Shield.

Tasmania have made a watchful start to their crucial Sheffield Shield match against South Australia at Bellerive Oval.

At tea on day two, Tasmania had reached 3-149 at tea, scoring at barely 2.5 an over after winning an important toss.

Both sides enter the penultimate-round match needing a win to push for a spot in the Shield final amid a congested ladder.

No.3 Beau Webster top-scored for the Tigers with 42, while Jake Doran and captain George Bailey remain at the crease on 34 and 22 respectively.

Tasmania received a boost with Jackson Bird included in the side despite injury ruling out the paceman from Australia's Test tour of South Africa.

Fast-medium bowler Kane Richardson took two of the wickets to fall returning figures of 2-23.

Australian Associated Press