Queensland v NSW, Brisbane, Pura Cup, 1st day October 15, 2004

Haddin stands firm as Dawes takes six

Wisden Cricinfo staff

Queensland 2 for 64 trail NSW 203 (Haddin 66, Dawes 6-49) by 139 runs
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Joe Dawes appeals on his way to a six-for © Getty Images
The ball dominated as 12 wickets fell on the opening day of Queensland's Pura Cup match against New South Wales at the Gabba. At the close, Queensland were 2 for 64 in reply to NSW's 203.

There was little untoward in the first two hours as NSW cruised to 1 for 89 after winning the toss. But then they lost nine wickets for 114, including four for nine runs in a torrid half an hour after lunch as Joe Dawes and Andy Bichel wreaked havoc. Dawes finished with 6 for 49.

Brad Haddin led a spirited counterattack with a 90-ball 66, which included 10 fours and a six, but he received scant support. Queensland wicketkeeper Wade Seccombe took four catches in the innings, taking him past 500 first-class career and 450 domestic four-day dismissals.

Matthew Nicholson took two quick wickets when Queensland batted to reduce them to 2 for 31, but Jimmy Maher (23*) and Andrew Symonds (29*) arrested the slide with an unbroken 47-run stand.