Tigers take it slow, steady

Written By Unknown on Jumat, 22 Maret 2013 | 19.55

Jordan Silk survives a confident appeal from the Queenslanders. Pictures: RICHARD JUPE

TASMANIA has continued its long, slow grind in the second session of the Sheffield Shield final against Queensland at Blundstone Arena.

The Tigers have crawled to 0-90 at tea, with Jordan Silk (41) and Mark Cosgrove (45) refusing to budge from a game plan of stonewalling the Bulls' attack into submission.

Between them the duo has faced 363 balls -- for just 47 scoring shots.

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The only chance of the second session came when Cameron Gannon had a golden opportunity to run Silk out but blew the offering.

Silk defended a ball towards gully and took off, only for Gannon to dive to his right, pick up and shy at the stumps.

Silk, who was on 34 at the time, was left stranded half way down the wicket but the throw was just wide.

Tasmania only needs a draw to snatch back the title they lost to the Bulls last season.

The highlights were few and far between in the opening session as well, with the Tigers reaching 0-41 at lunch.

Tigers skipper George Bailey won the toss and elected to bat on a pitch which looked vastly different from the usual day one offering at Bellerive.

Queensland's bowlers sent down 17 maidens out of the 32 overs bowled in the opening session.

Cosgrove survived a number of close lbw shouts early while the introduction of spin in the 12th over nearly brought the breakthrough when Nathan Hauritz found the edge of Silk's bat when he played slightly under an attempted cut shot.

However the chance was spilt at first slip by Ryan Harris, who was standing in a catching position to save energy given his recent workload after resuming from nearly a year out of the game with injury.

The only other hairy moment for Silk came in the second-last over before lunch when a Harris short ball didn't get up as much as the third-gamer expected and he was struck just above the elbow.

However after some treatment the 20-year-old continued on to the break.

Bulls skipper James Hopes, who only joined the squad yesterday following the birth of his daughter, had just one run scored off his opening five overs.

Read the full day one report in tomorrow's Mercury.

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