Sheffield Shield 2022: Sam Rainbird rewrites history books, Tasmania vs Queensland score, cricket news

Tasmanian paceman Sam Rainbird has rewritten the history books, demolishing Queensland’s batting attack in the Sheffield Shield.

Sam Rainbird, take a bow.

The Tasmanian paceman has rewritten the history books, claiming remarkable figures of 8/21 on day one of the Sheffield Shield clash against Queensland in Hobart.

Rainbird now boasts the best figures for a Tasmanian in the Sheffield Shield and the most economical eight-wicket haul in Sheffield Shield history.

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The 29-year-old decimated Queensland’s undermanned batting attack at Blundstone Arena, removing former Australian batters Joe Burns and Matthew Renshaw before cleaning up the tail in overcast conditions.

The left-arm quick needed just 14.5 overs to claim eight wickets in the Tasmanian capital, delivering eight maidens and conceding four boundaries.

Queensland was ultimately rolled for 104 in 40.5 overs, with seamer Gabe Bell claiming the other two wickets.

Best bowling tricks for a Tasmanian in the Sheffield Shield

8/21 — Sam Rainbird vs. QLD, March 2022

8/95 — Peter Clough vs. WA, February 1984

7/18 — Jackson Bird v NSW, March 2021

7/45 — Jackson Bird v NSW, March 2016

Rainbird has taken 162 wickets since making his first-class debut in 2012, with only two five-wicket hauls to his name before Wednesday’s demolition.

He’s currently Tasmania’s second-highest wicket-taker of the season, still behind veteran paceman Peter Siddle with 19 scalps in six matches.

Tasmania was 1/52 at tea on day one, still trailing Queensland by 52 runs.

Elsewhere in the Sheffield Shield, batting prodigy Will Pucovski made his first-class return for Victoria following his latest concussion setback, scoring 22 against Western Australia in Perth.

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