Queensland v Victoria, Sheffield Shield, Brisbane October 10, 2012

Siddle and Pattinson perform on bowlers' day

ESPNcricinfo staff

Victoria 6 for 103 (Wade 38*) trail Queensland 149 (Khawaja 28, Hastings 4-41, Siddle 3-36) by 46 runs

Peter Siddle and James Pattinson, two of the men who will carry Australia's hopes in the upcoming Test series against South Africa, helped demolish Queensland for 149 on the opening day at the Gabba. However, by the close of play the Queensland fast bowlers had put the Bulls back in a position from which they could push for first-innings points as Victoria's batsmen also struggled in the conditions.

At stumps, the Bushrangers were in trouble at 6 for 103, although Matthew Wade (38 not out) and Siddle (12 not out) had steadied somewhat in a 35-run partnership late in the day. Victoria's decision to name the batsman Aaron Finch 12th man and include the spinner Jon Holland, who didn't bowl a ball in the first innings, might have hurt them as Alister McDermott and Luke Feldman ran through the top order.

They picked up two wickets each, as did Ben Cutting, as the Victorians found batting difficult at the venue that will host the first Test between Australia and South Africa in a month's time. Siddle and Pattinson will both be keen to be part of that match after their work in this game; Siddle picked up 3 for 36 and Pattinson grabbed 2 for 29 as they removed all of Queensland's top five between them.

However, it was John Hastings who finished with the best figures - 4 for 41 - as he caused problems for the lower order. Usman Khawaja's 28 was the top score for Queensland, although surprisingly in such a low total eight men reached double figures, but were unable to capitalise on their starts.

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  • Dummy4 on October 11, 2012, 10:40 GMT

    @Hyclass, maybe there was plenty in the pitch and there was quite a bit of short stuff as well... kinda rules out LBW and bowled dismissals... Like others, I would say one early spring day, does not a summer make.

  • richard on October 11, 2012, 8:10 GMT

    @everyone, sorry i posted the same post one day 2 as well ,i thought i had missed putting it on.

  • richard on October 11, 2012, 7:13 GMT

    With every state having played two or the best part of 2 games now, I believe the Aussie team to play the Saffers in the first test will be . Cowan, Warner, Clarke, Khawaja, Hussey M, Watson, Wade, Lyon, Siddle, Hilfy, Starc, but what we need are the other players that have started off well this season to put pressure on the test team and selectors , just like the old days , and I mean Cosgrove, Copeland, O keffee, Haddin, Henriques, Hughes, Pattinson, Cummins, this year you cannot waste your chance, people that say the cupboard is bare should start watching real cricket and get away from the 20/20 circus, I know there are more but i do not want to show off.

  • Andrew on October 11, 2012, 0:06 GMT

    @ hyclass on (October 10 2012, 09:29 AM GMT) - good observations, but it is far too early to be drawing conclusions based on 26 dismissals (IMO).

  • Allan on October 10, 2012, 13:46 GMT

    Khawaja is one of the few batsman not impacted as heavily by the T20 game and his strong technique helped top score for Qld today. Predicting that he will go a step further in the second innings.

  • Rahul on October 10, 2012, 13:25 GMT

    Wade and Khawaja were the only batsman to get going today, it will be even tougher tomorrow as its rainy all day.

  • Tim on October 10, 2012, 12:52 GMT

    Good to see Wade out there fighting hard. That'll hold him in good stead against the South Africans. I wouldn't be too surprised of the top order failed a few times against them. We need some grit from our keeper that had been sadly missing in the last year and a half of Haddin's reign.

  • Mariam on October 10, 2012, 12:41 GMT

    Hyclass is correct on the point that T20 has ruined alot of younger batsman games. It was good to see Khawaja and Wade put some fight to the bowlers on what seemed to be a tough pitch to bat on against some quality bowling. Khawaja made a fighting 88 on day 1 against South Australia and again fought for his 28 which was Queenslands's highest score today. Tomorrow won't be any easy for the batsman as its predicted to be rainy and cloudy.

  • Christopher on October 10, 2012, 12:03 GMT

    @Hippianator...I clearly named ALL those modes of dismissal AND my rationale, not ' just taken behind the wicket'...considering it was on 2 completely different pitches, I'd suggest that the probability is in favour of my observations of cause and effect being correct...when 18 out of 26 dismissals to this point are a failure to deal with swing or play straight,I'd suggest that there is a common theme-ie-failure to wait for the ball to swing before playing or failure to play straight, both symptomatic of trying to force the ball inappropriately...its certainly not an Australian symptom as the Eng team refuted that in the last Ashes here...if Australian cricket is to progress,it needs to lose its toxic fascination with twenty over a side cricket and genuinely apply its resources and intelligence to long format cricket as it did up until 2006..actions since that point have resulted in notional upheaval at CA in response to some of the recommendations of the Argus Review.

  • Geoffrey on October 10, 2012, 11:54 GMT

    @jonesy2- wouldn't be hard to bowl that Northern Suburbs seconds level batting lineup out. The talent in Shield cricket is as thin as my bludger mates wallet.

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