Western Australia Stage Strong Comeback Against Tasmania in Sheffield Shield 2023-24 Encounter .

In a gripping first day of their Sheffield Shield match in Hobart, reigning champions Western Australia staged a remarkable comeback to trail ladder leaders Tasmania by 65 runs with six wickets in hand.

Joel Paris , Sheffield Shield
Joel Paris , Sheffield Shield , image – getty image.

Western Australia Strong Comeback Against Tasmania :

Opting to bowl first on the challenging Blundstone Arena pitch, WA’s decision paid off handsomely as they bundled out Tasmania for 183 runs in just 49 overs. Spearheaded by quick Joel Paris, who claimed four crucial wickets for 48 runs, WA’s bowlers wreaked havoc on Tasmania’s top-order, leaving them reeling at 3-19 and 6-90.

Despite the early setbacks, Tasmania managed to post a more competitive total, largely thanks to the efforts of Bradley Hope with a solid knock of 63 runs and captain Jordan Silk contributing 55 runs to the tally.

In reply, WA faced early troubles with the bat, losing Test hopeful Cameron Bancroft for just two runs in the third over. The visitors’ top-order collapsed further when Tasmanian debutant Kieran Elliott dismissed Test No. 4 Cameron Green.

Sheffield Shield 2023-24 standings.

PositionTeamMatches PlayedWinsLossesDrawnNo ResultsDeductionsBatting BonusBowling BonusTotal Points
1Tasmanian Tigers Men7412005.665.336.96
2Victoria Men7421003.85.234
3Western Australia Men7322003.386.429.78
4NSW Men7331003.36.829.1
5South Australia Redbacks7250003.616.822.41
6Queensland Bulls7142003.545.416.94

However, a resilient partnership between Jayden Goodwin, who remained unbeaten on 53, and veteran all-rounder Hilton Cartwright, who contributed 22 not out, helped WA stabilize their innings, guiding them to 4-118 by stumps.

As the match heads into the second day, WA will look to capitalize on their momentum and continue their fightback, aiming to disrupt Tasmania’s chances of hosting the Shield final. With Tasmania currently leading the table with three games remaining and WA positioned third in the standings, the outcome of this clash could have significant implications for both teams’ title aspirations.

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