Campbell strokes Western Australia to big score
Western Australia 512 (Campbell 144, Rogers 95, North 70, Wates 53) lead Queensland 2 for 195 by 317 runs
Ryan Campbell clattered 144 and took Western Australia to a mammoth 512 all out in their Pura Cup match against Queensland at the WACA ground in Perth. In response, Queensland totted up 2 for 195, thanks mainly to a quickfire 76 from Jimmy Maher.
Campbell, the star of the day, was severe on all the bowlers and Nathan Hauritz, the recently-capped offspinner, came in for special tap, as he was hit for three sixes in one over. Brad Hogg (44) and Darren Wates (53) ensured that Campbell had good support and Western Australia breezed past 500.
Campbell's innings included eight sixes and included a century in a session: in the morning passage he rattled up 112. Campbell shared in a huge 184-run partnership for the eighth wicket, with Wates.
When Queensland replied, they were able to post a healthy 2 for 195 at the end of the day. Maher, the Queensland captain, made an invaluable 76 at the top of the order before skying Hogg to Wates. Clinton Perren, the other opener, made 41 before dragging a Wates delivery back on to his stumps. After the fall of Maher's wicket, Andrew Symonds and Shane Watson consolidated to ensure that no further wickets were lost on the day.