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November 10, 2010
Tasmania 4 for 120 (Cosgrove 41*, Harris 3-50) v Queensland
Ryan Harris delivered a timely reminder of his form to Ricky Ponting as Queensland had Tasmania 4 for 120 at the end of a rain-interrupted first day. Ponting, who made a start with 32 in a rare Sheffield Shield appearance, was the only wicket Harris didn't manage as he claimed 3 for 50 from 18 overs on a lively Bellerive Oval surface.
However, Ponting got a close-up view of Harris' recovery from knee surgery and will pass on his notes to the Australian selectors as they prepare for Monday's announcement of the opening Ashes squad. Harris is an outside chance of rejoining the side, which he represented in two Tests this year before succumbing to the injury.
Harris had Jon Wells lbw in the opening over and thought he had Ponting with an lbw appeal early in his innings. Ponting was dismissed instead by James Hopes when he edged to Chris Lynn at third slip after collecting five boundaries. The conditions were tricky for the locals, who were sent in, and Ponting will chase more batting practice for the Ashes in the second innings.
Tasmania were 3 for 56 when Harris bowled George Bailey and he struck again after a three-hour rain delay, removing Ed Cowan (30) before bad light stopped play. Mark Cosgrove finished unbeaten on 41 while Travis Birt was 11. Queensland are desperate for a strong showing after being dismissed for 75 and 96 by New South Wales in their previous Shield match.
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