South Australia v Queensland, Pura Cup, Day 1 November 9, 2004

Queensland recover with Hopes and Noffke

Cricinfo staff

South Australia 0 for 35 trail Queensland 279 (Hopes 57, Symonds 44, Noffke 44*, Rofe 5-93) by 244 runs

Shaun Tait celebrates trapping Clinton Perren leg-before © Getty Images

A series of recoveries steadied Queensland after they fell to 4 for 80 and 6 for 190 against South Australia on the first day of the Pura Cup match at Adelaide Oval today. The final three of Ashley Noffke, Nathan Hauritz and Joe Dawes made aggressive contributions late in the day before the Redbacks replied with 35 without loss.

James Hopes, the No. 6, scored his second half-century in three days on the Adelaide Oval. Hopes, who made 69 in the ING Cup on Sunday, lifted the Bulls from 4 for 80 with an 84-run stand with Aaron Nye, who was dismissed by the offspinner Daniel Cullen for 31.

Hopes was Queensland's sixth wicket to fall when he was caught by Ben Cameron in the gully off Paul Rofe. The Bulls lost Jimmy Maher and Clinton Perren by 17 before Andrew Symonds replied with a brisk 44 from 54 balls. Rofe finished with 5 for 93, including 3 for 8 in 18 balls, and had two catches dropped off his bowling.