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Vics confident even without Hastings

AAP logoAAP 6/12/2016 Andrew Drummond

Victoria are confident they can sustain the likely loss of valuable allrounder John Hastings, who is awaiting scan results to see if he'll continue playing in their Sheffield Shield match against Tasmania.

Hastings limped off Bellerive Oval on day two after losing his footing during a delivery as Tasmania climbed to 3-127 in their second innings at stumps.

The veteran fast bowler immediately grabbed his knee and left the ground soon after for hospital and x-rays.

"Hopefully it's not too bad ... it just looks like his leg gave way," teammate Dan Christian said.

Hastings took 2-29 during the Tigers first innings, helping dismiss the home side for a low 203.

"Obviously he's a big loss for us but it just means that myself and probably Marcus Stoinis will have to bowl a few more overs," Christian said of the backup plan on Wednesday if Hastings is ruled unfit.

"(Stoinis) bowled really well last week against South Australia and I feel like the ball's been coming out okay too, so if we need to pick up that slack then so be it."

Tasmania resume on day three with a 100-run lead after the Bushrangers posted 230 in their first innings.

Tigers opener Jordan Silk (71 not out) will resume for the hosts but has so far failed to find substantial support and is at the crease with Beau Webster (6no).

Nevertheless Silk remains confident.

"To have a 100-run lead with still seven wickets in the shed, it's a pretty good effort," Silk said.

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