New South Wales 8 for 449 dec (Henriques 131*, Larkin 85, Rogers 4-88) drew with Tasmania 4 for 489 dec (Webster 136, Wade 108*, O’Keefe 2-80)
New South Wales and Tasmania shared a point each in a rain-affected draw but not before Matthew Wade scored his second consecutive century on the final day at the SCG.
The Tigers started the day 209 runs behind on the first innings and both sides would have needed to make bold declarations in order to set up a result.
Jake Doran fell agonisingly short of a hundred, caught behind off Steve O’Keefe for 97. Beau Webster‘s 354-ball epic ended when he fell to Gurinder Sandhu. The big quick had reverted to bowling off spin and had Webster caught at leg slip for 136.
Wade and Ben McDermott then put together an unbroken 152-run partnership in just 34.1 overs. Wade reached his hundred with a six off the part-time offerings of Nic Maddinson. McDermott cruised to 75 not out before the game ended with Tasmania’s declaration. Webster was named man of the match.
The result means both sides remain in the hunt for a berth in the final with two rounds remaining.