Tassie tail saves the day against Scorpions

TASMANIA has executed a magic trick to defeat South Australia by two wickets and keep the wood over its rivals.

After South Australia batted first and made 9/223, the Tasmanians were in real trouble but managed to reach the target with 10 balls to spare.

The South Australians themselves got off to a very disastrous start, finding themselves 6/93 in only the 27th over. But then Jemma Barsby and Kate Peterson got to work, putting on a 88 run partnership to revive the innings.

Things slowed down again a bit after that, but they made a competitive total and survived the whole 50 overs.

Unsurprisingly Barsby and Peterson were the top scorers for the Scorpions, making 61 and 50 respectively.

Meanwhile for Tasmania the wicket taking duties were shared very evenly, with everyone who bowled taking at least one wicket. Nicola Carey and Lauren Smith were the pick of the bowlers though, taking two wickets each.

Tasmania got off to just about the worst start possible, losing its first wicket on the second ball.

This kind of trajectory continued for much of the innings, resulting in the Tigers finding themselves at 6/79 part way through 22nd over.

Then, they started to turn things around.

Successive partnerships of 64 and 76 helped get the innings back on track, and although they cut it fine they were still able to reach the tally.

It was Amy Smith and Molly Strano who were the main saviours with the bat for Tasmania, making 57 and 51 not out respectively.

Meanwhile for the Scorpions Courtney Neale was the pick of the bowlers with three wickets, but everyone who bowled took at least one wicket.

Both of these teams have a bit of a break until their next game, with both of them set to next play on January 5.

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