Megan Schutt proved why she is one of the best bowlers in the world by collecting figures of 3/21 from 10 overs, however her heroics were in vain, as the Tasmanian batters tore away.

Captain Schutt won the toss earlier in the day and elected to bat first, with Tahlia McGrath (23) and Bridget Patterson (41) building a good platform.

The pair's 65-run opening stand was broken by Maisy Gibson (3/42), who bowled McGrath, before later removing Suzie Bates (40) and Tegan McPharlin (19). 

Only Annie O'Neil (27) went on to crack double figures after Bates was dismissed, with South Australia crumbling and losing its last seven wickets for just 19 runs.

Player of the Match, Nicola Carey (2/25), removed Patterson and O'Neil, before going on to post 64 with the bat.

Schutt took two early wickets in the Tigers' chase of 173 but the Scorpions bowlers struggled to break a match-winning 81-run partnership between Carey and Emma Thompson-Flint (33).

McGrath (2/35) finally removed Carey in the 35th over but the damage had already been done, with Corinne Hall (23 not out) and Gibson (5 not out), carrying the side through.

Tasmania reached 173 after 38 overs, with five wickets to spare.

In heartwarming news for South Australia, O'Neil, Schutt and Sam Betts will all generously donate their match payments for both games against Tasmania to the Kangaroo Island Mayoral Relief and Recovery Bushfire Fund, while SA Strength and Conditioning Coach Anthony Gallomarino also promised one dollar per run made by the Scorpions this week.

Both sides also observed a minute's silence prior to Tuesday's match to pay respects to those lost in the fires.

The Scorpions will take on Tasmania again on Thursday at Karen Rolton Oval from 8:30am.

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