WA beat Tasmania by 162 runs in Shield

02/09/2019 Posted by admin

Two stellar performances with the bat by Michael Klinger have led Western Australia to a 162-run victory over Tasmania in their Sheffield Shield clash in Hobart.


And while Klinger helped set the target, Test allrounder Mitch Marsh (3-30) did the damage with the ball on Saturday at Bellerive Oval, with the hosts all out for 217, well short of the 380-run victory target.

It is good preparation for the 24-year old Marsh who now heads to Brisbane to join the Australian squad for the first of three Tests against New Zealand, starting on Thursday at the Gabba.

Bowling at a consistent, full length, Marsh accounted for Alex Doolan (16), Tim Paine (five) and Evan Gulbis (two).

It was a sorry story for the Tigers, despite a gallant knock by skipper George Bailey (68).

The captain top-scored for the home side with little support offered by his teammates, except for fellow international James Faulkner (31) with whom he put on a 96-run partnership.

Klinger (202no and 50no) had positioned WA well, remaining unbeaten in both innings with a double ton in the first and a half-century in the second.

His efforts at the crease helped resurrect WA who stalled in each innings at 3-31 and 3-33 respectively.

Klinger had assistance from skipper Adam Voges (71) and Ashton Agar (105) during WA’s first turn with the bat and a quick-fire half-century from Mitch Marsh (50no) helped on Friday.

The Warriors’ 8(dec)-432 and 4(dec)-136 left Tasmania scrambling after managing just 189 in their first innings.

Helping complete WA’s demolition job on Saturday were Simon Mackin (1-16), Mitchell Johnson (2-32), Agar (1-13) and Voges (1-31).

The Warriors will be without Test players Johnson, Mitch Marsh and Voges for their next Shield fixture against South Australia from Friday in Adelaide.

The Tigers will be at home again and host Queensland.

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