Queensland v NSW, Sheffield Shield, Brisbane, 1st day November 15, 2011

Bollinger, Starc trouble Bulls

ESPNcricinfo staff

New South Wales 1 for 3 (Swan 1-2) v Queensland 282 (Cutting 58, Townsend 50, Starc 5-66, Bollinger 4-69)
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Left-armers Doug Bollinger and Mitchell Starc shared nine wickets between them as New South Wales bowled Queensland out for 282 on day one of the Sheffield Shield match at the Gabba.

The Blues lost the wicket of Nic Maddinson to Chris Swan in the three overs before stumps to be 1 for 3 at the close.

Starc took five wickets to Bollinger's four, but it was the older paceman who took the majority of the top order wickets in a spell that was fiery at times, and included a blow to the helmet of the Bulls' captain James Hopes.

At 6 for 159 the Blues could have expected to wrap up the tail, but Ben Cutting and Chris Hartley combined in a nifty stand of 86 in only 92 balls to give the hosts something to defend.