WA v Qld, Sheffield Shield, Perth,3rd day November 3, 2011

Bulls lead by 320 after rain-marred day

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Queensland 273 and 4 for 268 (Broad 135, Forrest 78*) lead Western Australia 221 (Johnson 53, Gale 4-93, McDermott 3-36) by 320 runs

Ryan Broad's century and an unbeaten 78 by Peter Forrest pushed Queensland to a 320-run lead over Western Australia after rain marred day three of the Sheffield Shiled match at the WACA ground.

Resuming at 2 for 140 after rain washed out the first session and much of the second, Broad went to his eighth and highest first-class century before he skied a catch to long on from the bowling of Adam Voges.

Forrest played sensibly to stretch the visitors' advantage, but only 41.5 overs were bowled for the day and the rain may have helped WA by limiting the size of the lead the Bulls could establish with enough time to bowl the hosts out.