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Western Australia set Tasmania 315 for victory in Sheffield Shield


Western Australia have set Tasmania a target of 315 to win on the final day of their Sheffield Shield clash at Bellerive Oval.

After resuming at 4-170 on Tuesday, the visitors put on quick runs in about 45 minutes of play before ending their second innings at 7(dec)-226.


Test allrounder Cameron Green (54) was bowled by second-gamer Brad Hope, adding just two to his overnight score.


Cameron Green and Josh Philippe.
Camera IconCameron Green and Josh Philippe. Credit: Steve Bell/Getty Images

D’Arcy Short whacked 30 from 22 balls before falling to quick Lawrence Neil-Smith.

Shield leaders WA have given themselves about two-and-a-half sessions to bowl Tasmania out.

On Tuesday, fringe Test quick Jhye Richardson strengthened his case for Ashes selection, with 4-53 from 28 overs as Tasmania collapsed to 317 all out.

The spearhead had 20 wickets this Shield season at an average of 12.65.

D'Arcy Short.
Camera IconD’Arcy Short. Credit: Steve Bell/Getty Images

WA are likely a bowler down on the final day, after quick Lance Morris suffered a side strain on day two.

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