Queensland v WA, Sheffield Shield, Brisbane December 12, 2010

Hogan stars as Warriors make Bulls follow on

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Queensland 150 (Townsend 47, Hogan 4-53, Dorey 3-39, Duffield 3-40) and 1 for 23 trail Western Australia 331 by 158 runs

Michael Hogan bowled Western Australia into a commanding position on a rain-affected third day at the Gabba, where Queensland followed on after being bundled out for 150. In their second innings, the Bulls were 1 for 23 with Ryan Broad on 18 and Craig Philipson on 1, still trailing by 158 runs and hoping for more of the wet weather that has hampered the clash to save them from defeat.

They began the morning at 1 for 72, with a realistic chance of taking the lead, but early strikes to Hogan and Brett Dorey changed that. Wade Townsend top scored with 47 but the Bulls lost 7 for 48 before lunch, in a session that was disrupted by rain, and the bad weather continued for most of the day, with play unable to restart for five hours.

Hogan finished with 4 for 53, and was well supported by Dorey (3 for 39) and Ryan Duffield, who collected 3 for 40 and then had Townsend trapped lbw 4 for early in Queensland's second innings. Michael Beer flew to Perth on Sunday to join Australia's Test squad and was replaced in the Western Australia side by Aaron Heal, who wasn't needed as the fast men did all the damage.