Jackson Bird has a taken a career-best 7-18 as Tasmania dismantled NSW for just 32, their lowest ever score in the Sheffield Shield.
The Blues lasted just 19.3 overs either side of lunch on day two at Bellerive Oval in reply to the Tigers’ first innings of 333.
It is the fourth-lowest score in the history of Australia’s first-class competition and surpasses NSW’s previous worst of 53 against Tasmania at Hobart in 2007.
Only skipper Peter Nevill (10 not out) made it to double figures as Bird wreaked havoc after earlier smashing a career-best run-a-ball 54 with the bat.
The 34-year-old picked up three scalps in his first eight deliveries to leave the Blues reeling at 3-0, with Daniel Hughes, Daniel Solway and Kurtis Patterson all failing to score.
NSW collapsed to 5-17 at lunch and were all out shortly afterwards as Bird ran through the tail.
Everything fell in the 34-year-old’s favour, including an edge off Trent Copeland that lobbed off the hands of third slip and was caught by Matthew Wade at first.
Bird, who has nine Tests to his name, reached the milestone of 300 Shield wickets with his fourth ball.
In-form all-rounder Sean Abbott didn’t bat after splitting the webbing on his hand early on day one.
Tasmania added 75 runs to their overnight score of 7-258, with Tim Paine falling for 87 – his equal-highest first-class score on home turf.
Bird took the long handle to a strong NSW attack and brought up his half-century with a straight six off Copeland.
Mitchell Starc, Harry Conway and Copeland took three wickets each while Nathan Lyon picked up the solitary scalp of Wade.
The Tigers are chasing their first win of the Shield season while NSW are in second place behind Queensland.
LOWEST SHEFFIELD SHIELD SCORES
27 – South Australia v NSW, November 1955
29 – South Australia v NSW, December 2004
31 – Victoria v NSW, January 1907
32 – NSW v Tasmania, March 2021
35 – Victoria v NSW, January 1927