Seamer Sam Rainbird produced Tasmania’s best-ever Sheffield Protect bowling figures to go away Queensland on the ropes in their essential conflict in Hobart.

The left-armer took the wonderful figures of 8-21 from 14.5 overs to assist bundle out the guests for simply 104.

The 29-year-old Hobart native sparked two devastating collapses with the guests shedding 4-7 after which 6-21.

Solely openers Joe Burns (28), Bryce Avenue (23) and captain Jimmy Peirson (23) supplied any resistance.

Tasmania despatched Queensland in to bat and the Bulls stumbled their approach to 4-83 at lunch, just for issues to worsen after the break on the inexperienced Bellerive Oval wicket.

In reply, Tasmania reached 1-52 off 15 overs.

Each side harbour an outdoor probability of constructing subsequent week’s Protect last however require leads to Adelaide and Perth to go their approach.

In the meantime, Victoria made a disastrous begin to the top-of-the-table final-round Sheffield Protect match in opposition to Western Australia in Perth.

Needing to easily keep away from defeat to shore up internet hosting rights for subsequent week’s last, the Vics slipped to 5-58 on the finish of the primary session on day one.

WA gained the toss and elected to bowl first, and Aaron Hardie ensured the choice was vindicated.

The younger allrounder took 4-12 from eight overs as Victoria’s much-vaunted batting line-up discovered few solutions on the WACA deck.

Hardie knocked over opener Travis Dean (3), captain Peter Handscomb (1), the free-scoring Nic Maddinson (4) and Jake Fraser-McGurk (4).

Will Pucovski made 22 on his return from concussion earlier than he was caught behind off Matthew Kelly.

Center-order batter Matt Brief (17no) and wicketkeeper Sam Harper (5no) are on the crease.

Two debutants lined-up within the type of Victorian medium-pacer Cam McClure and Western Australian 17-year-old Teague Wyllie.

A win for Western Australia will probably be sufficient for the March 31 last to be staged in Perth.

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