Hogg's five consigns Queensland to thumping defeat
Western Australia 5 for 565 dec beat Queensland 228 and 165 (Noffke 44, Hogg 5-77) by an innings and 170 runs
Brad Hogg's five wickets helped Western Australia complete a thumping victory against Queensland on the final day, by an innings and 170 runs. Queensland could not recover following a brutal day of Warriors batting on Sunday, which left them 260 runs off the pace.
They headed into the fourth day four down and they finally crumbled in the afternoon session, spun out by Hogg. He picked up three in the morning, quickly removing Chris Simpson in the fourth over of the day. Queensland were in trouble at 5 for 87, and their woes were compounded when Ashley Noffke's resistance finally gave out, caught behind for 44.
Jimmy Maher batted with a runner after injuring his hamstring during his first-innings century, and he was joined by Andy Bichel in a 41-run stand broken by Trent Kelly when Bichel bottom-edged on to the stumps. Hogg's third victim came up when Chris Hartley sent him a return catch on 3 to complete a miserable morning.
Eight down at lunch, it was only a matter of time before Queensland succumbed to their first defeat of the season, and Daniel Doran was duly trapped on 4. Hogg finally wrapped up the match and the five-wicket haul when he removed Maher for 32, the batsman edging to Luke Ronchi, a fitting take for the man who had wreaked such destruction on the third day with a 51-ball hundred.