WA Homes In On Victory In Tasmania
11 February 2017  

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The Alcohol.Think Again Western Warriors are in a dominant position for victory after day two at Blundstone Arena, with four late wickets and a 154-run lead against Tasmania.

By the close of play at Bellerive Oval on Saturday the hosts were 4-58 after a first-innings total of 198 to which the Warriors replied with 410.

The first delivery of Tasmania's second innings was played by opener Jordan Silk to backward square leg where the ball was fired back by fielder Andrew Tye to dislodge the bails and run out non-striker Jake Hancock, leaving Tasmania at 1-0.

Silk was gone three overs later, caught behind for two from a David Moody delivery, leaving Tasmania 2-12 with the experienced duo of Alex Doolan and George Bailey.

Doolan lasted until the eighth over when he was caught at third slip for 11, Moody's second victim.

Beau Webster added just five before edging a Cameron Green delivery to first slip.

At stumps, Bailey is not out 31 and Cameron Stevenson is on five.

Day two started with the visitors resuming at 1-149 with Hilton Cartwright and Cameron Bancroft combining for a 98-run partnership.

Together with half-centuries by opener Jonathan Wells and No.7 Josh Inglis, Western Australia looked comfortable at the crease.

Fielding fumbles proved costly for Tasmania with Cartwright dropped on 27 and Inglis on 46.

Cartwright, who made his Test debut in January but was overlooked for the upcoming tour of India, produced an entertaining knock including nine boundaries and four sixes.

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-AAP