Queensland v Western Australia, Sheffield Shield, Brisbane, 2nd day March 11, 2010

Lynn stands up for struggling Queensland

Cricinfo staff

Queensland 106 (Coulter-Nile 3-11) and 6 for 209 (Lynn 116*, Magoffin 3-15) lead Western Australia 286 by 29 runs
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Queensland's preparations for next week's final couldn't have gone much worse as they were forced to fight against Western Australia. The Bulls, who began the day at 5 for 62, were knocked over for 106 and were battling at 6 for 209 after following on, just 29 runs ahead.

At the start of the game the locals were hoping to overtake Victoria to host the final, but the only movement from this match looks like being from Western Australia, who will lift from the bottom with an outright win. Steve Magoffin made sure there would not be a significant recovery from the Bulls in the second innings with 3 for 15 off 16 overs.

Chris Lynn, the 19-year-old in his second game, showed his promise with a chanceless 116 but only three other batsmen reached double figures. Lynn brought up his century with a six to show his spirit and only Andrew Symonds, Jimmy Maher and Martin Love have reached three figures for Queensland at a younger age. The Bulls are missing Lee Carseldine, who has a broken toe, and should regain James Hopes for the decider, but they will need a sudden reversal to trouble Victoria.

Ben Edmondson gained three wickets to end the first innings, matching the hauls of Magoffin and Nathan Coulter-Nile. Craig Philipson's 30 from the opening day was Queensland's highest score and they ended up losing 9 for 55 to tumble from 1 for 51.

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