Clark bowls New South Wales to thrilling victory over Tasmania Hobart: Stuart Clark took six wickets to bowl New South Wales (NSW) to a tense 22- run win over Tasmania and earn the gratitude of anxious captain Simon Katich in the Sheffield Shield match on Monday.
Katich admitted to some concerns as Shane Watson threatened to hit the Tasmanians to an unlikely victory. Clark ended Watson's charge to finish with 6-84 as he shouldered the workload with first innings destroyer Don Nash injured. Tasmania began the final day at 98 for three and needing another 167 runs. Watson made 75, the best score by a Tasmanian batsman this season. In Melbourne, Victoria went to the top of the standings with an innings and 77-run victory over South Australia. Victoria bowled SA out for 250 with Mathew Inness picking up 3-41 to maintain a perfect home record of three outright wins after last week's away loss to Western Australia. Victoria mopped up the tail following the dismissal of Mark Higgs (71), who hit 12 fours before he was brilliantly caught in the gully by Michael Klinger - his fourth catch of the match - off Inness. In Brisbane, Western Australia collapsed on day two of its match against champions Queensland at the Gabba to be 62 for five in its second innings at the close. WA trailed Queensland by 41 runs on the first innings. Joe Dawes was the destroyer for Queensland after tea taking 3-21.Wicket-keeper Wade Seccombe earlier set up the home side, unbeaten on 134 in the Queensland first innings of 331.
Tasmania fights back against NSW in Sheffield Shield