Manou provides Queensland with more headaches
South Australia held the upper hand against an ailing Queensland as the visitors finished the second day 337 behind. The Redbacks batted into the second session of the second day, hurting the under-manned attack until Graham Manou decided his team had enough and declared at 6 for 489.
Manou had already collected 108 after Mark Cosgrove added 30 in the morning before falling for 133. Aaron O'Brien (38) and Cullen Bailey (26) had combined for 43 when Manou called them in. Chris Simpson, the offspinner, delivered 45 overs and returned 2 for 145 but Daniel Doran was entrusted with only 13 overs.
Queensland were missing Ryan Harris (foot) and Andrew Symonds (knee) and their problems became even more severe when the opener Nick Kruger chipped to mid-off and the legspinner Cullen Bailey, in his first game of the season, had Martin Love lbw. Half-centuries to Ryan Broad and Lee Carseldine lifted them from 2 for 44, but Carseldine became Peter George's second wicket and they were 3 for 152 at stumps.
Symonds did not spend any time in the field during South Australia's innings and will bat at No. 7. After the game he will go to Melbourne where his right knee will be reassessed by his surgeon and Australia's team doctor.