Jackson Bird wraps up ten-wicket win against NSW

Tasmania 4 for 392 dec (Silk 104) and 0 for 4 beat New South Wales 208 (Cowan 67, Bell 3-36, Bird 3-65) and 184 (Nevill 70, Bird 4-40, Rogers 3-32) by 10 wickets Scorecard

Jackson Bird completed a seven-wicket match haul to keep his name in the minds of Australia’s selectors as Tasmania wrapped up a ten-wicket win on the fourth day against New South Wales in Hobart.

The Blues resumed on 2 for 50 in their follow on, but Bird did not take long to remove opener Nic Maddinson for 39 and Ed Cowan for a duck, which left the visitors at 4 for 66 with all four wickets having fallen to Bird.

It was left to Peter Nevill to lead the resistance, which he did by compiling 70 as wickets fell around him, including three to the young fast bowler Tom Rogers. Nevill was the last man out, sending a return catch to the part-time medium-pacer Jordan Silk, who collected his first wicket in first-class cricket.

The Blues were bowled out for 184, which left scores level and Tasmania needing a single run to win. Silk struck a boundary from the second ball of the innings to confirm the victory. It was a fine result for the Tigers, given that New South Wales were the tournament leaders and the entire first day was lost to rain.

Source: ESPN Crickinfo

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