Rain hampers Tasmania-SA Shield game

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Rain has wreaked further havoc in the Sheffield Shield clash between Tasmania and South Australia, with the match heading for a lacklustre draw.

The Tigers were 8-220 in their first innings on Friday's day three when the heavens opened at Bellerive Oval and wiped out most of the afternoon play.

In reply to the visitors' 220, Tasmania lost Beau Webster and Jarrod Freeman cheaply in a shortened second session after grafting to 6-181 at lunch.

Seamers Daniel Worrall, Nathan McAndrew and Liam Scott have all picked two wickets, with Scott removing nightwatchman Lawrence Neil-Smith (10) and Ben McDermott (45) in the morning session.

Redbacks skipper and Ashes aspirant Travis Head, who was out for 14 in SA's innings, trapped Jake Doran (14) in front on the stroke of lunch with his part-time off-spin.

Tasmania resumed the day at 3-102 and were ultra defensive early, with Neil-Smith soaking up 65 balls.

Rain wiped out almost all of day one and more showers are forecast on Saturday.

Young SA opener Henry Hunt was the headline act on day two - the 24-year-old notched his second Shield century in as many innings with 134 from 236 balls.

Veteran quick Peter Siddle was the pick of Tasmania's bowlers with 4-42 from 24 overs.

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