Tasmania 282 for 4 (Wakim 148*, District 67, Siddle 2-46) against Victory
Wakim brought up his century with a late cut towards the boundary off spinner Todd Murphy. It was his third first-class century and second this season. The latecomer hit a century on his debut for the Tigers in 2019, a brilliant 160 against South Australia, and has looked right at home at the top of the order this season. He made 110 earlier this season against the Redbacks and has been a key reason why the Tigers have started the Shield season strongly.
The hosts had a window of opportunity in the first session during Murphy’s opening. Ward beat Murphy’s first delivery to the boot of Peter Handscomb at slip. On the next ball, Wakim offered a great chance to Travis Dean in short leg, but he missed it.
The players then worked joylessly until Ward drove towards Dean within close range of Matt Short.
Tasmanian all-rounder Beau Webster was with Wakim at the stumps on a day when Siddle, 38, asked Victoria the most questions with his inquisitive bowling, having come into the side in place of Scott Boland, who was rested.