Western Australia 2 for 69 (Cartwright 28*, Wells 27, Bell 1-15) trail Tasmania 226 (Doolan 76, Wade 66*, Green 6-30) by 157 runs
A career-first six-wicket haul from teenage allrounder Cameron Green has given Western Australia an opportunity to set up a first-innings lead against Tasmania at the WACA.
Green, 19, trumped the 5 for 24 he took on Sheffield Shield debut, also against Tasmania, in February 2017.
Green capitalised on some good early work from team-mates David Moody and Jhye Richardson after Tasmania won the toss and chose to bat on a surface lush with grass. Richardson made the first breakthrough of the day squaring up Jordan Silk as he edged to second slip. Green pinned Beau Webster lbw for his first wicket of the day, but it was Moody who ripped the heart out of the Tasmania middle order.
Moody claimed Jake Doran and George Bailey off consecutive deliveries before getting the key scalp of Alex Doolan. The veteran opener backed up his century against Queensland in the opening round with an assured 76 before nicking Moody to second slip.
It broke a 52-run partnership between Doolan and Matthew Wade. Simon Milenko picked up the slack and added 60 with Wade before Green obliterated the tail. He removed Milenko, Tom Rogers and Sam Rainbird in the space of four balls to leave the Tigers 8 for 184.
Wade sensed a swift ending and raced to 66 not out to push the total to 226 before Green finished off the last two to finish with 6 for 30 in just 11.1 overs. It was Wade's third half-century in three Shield innings so far this season and he has only been dismissed once.
Promising WA batsman Josh Philippe was promoted back up to open after scoring his maiden Shield century at No. 6 last week but fell cheaply to Gabe Bell. Jonathan Wells worked hard for 27 before he was run out. Hilton Cartwright finished 28 not out at stumps and Shaun Marsh was unbeaten on 10.