Had a good look at last round's game between Tasmania and West Aus live at the match on each day.
Tasmania won by an innings.
However, many first team players were out for WA. Agar, the Marshes, Coulter-Nile and Behrendorf were absent. I suppose Paine, Bird and Bell weren't available for Tasmania.
The first two sessions on day one featured a slow scoring rate by Tasmania who were the batting team. Most WA bowlers went for just over 1 an over with Tasmania struggling to score runs at a decent strike rate for the first five wickets. Most of the first five Tassie batters had strike rates between 15 and 30.
The fifth wicket went for 159 in the third session. Milenko came to the crease and thrashed the WA attack with a strike rate of over 100! Wade joined in too. They scored 70 runs in no time, with the pitch flattening out.
Prior to this Jake Doran ( 39 runs) and Wade (batting at five) played very resolute innings with the ball doing a bit. These innings turned out to be decisive in the context of the game. Wade eventually scored 139.
Tassie declared at about 9-430.
WA were then skittled for just over 60 runs. Tasmanian bowlers shared the wickets.
In the second innings WA were all out without Tasmania needing to bat again.
One lowlight was that neither team played a specialist spinner. Wickets like this one at Bellerive are counterproductive to developing spinners for the subcontinent, when most effective pace bowlers in both teams would probably be innocuous in those conditions.
Tasmania is currently top of the Shield ladder. Apart from Tim Paine currently being a Test incumbent, no player form either side looked like a Test prospect, apart from Wade's batting as a keeper. His glovework isn't as good as Paine's though.