Queensland v Victoria, Sheffield Shield, Brisbane

Siddle and Pattinson perform on bowlers' day

ESPNcricinfo staff

October 10, 2012

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Victoria 6 for 103 (Wade 38*) trail Queensland 149 (Khawaja 28, Hastings 4-41, Siddle 3-36) by 46 runs
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John Hastings sends down a delivery, Queensland v Victoria, Sheffield Shield, Brisbane, 1st day, October 10, 2012
John Hastings picked up 4 for 41 © Getty Images
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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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Posted by   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.

Posted by rickyvoncanterbury 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.

Posted by rickyvoncanterbury 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.

Posted by Meety 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).

Posted by Paul_Rampley 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.

Posted by Sunil_Batra 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.

Posted by Dashgar 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.

Posted by Mary_786 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.

Posted by hyclass 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.

Posted by Hammond 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.

Posted by Moppa on (October 10, 2012, 11:43 GMT)

The posts by @hyclass and @Hippiantor got me wondering what a normal share of bowled, lbw and caught behind would be of dismissals. A bit of playing around with Statsguru reveals... around 50% of dismissals in all Tests in Australia since 1 January 1990 have been by these three modes (that's both Australia and the opposition). Breakdown: 15% bowled, 14% lbw and 21% caught behind. I must admit, I would've thought 60% would have been closer to the mark. Hard to draw conclusions from 26 dismissals early in the season though - I'm not sure whether Australian batting techniques have deteriorated greatly or just whether the fundamental quality of batsmen has declined a bit by chance (golden generation of 1990s-2000s retiring) combined with two unusually wet summers in a row... jury still out for mine.

Posted by huttse96 on (October 10, 2012, 11:17 GMT)

What more can mcderrmot do to finally get the chance to play for australia :/ guess his gotta move to NSW to get a look in what a joke Luke feldman deserves a test cap too dont mess with a copper ;)

Posted by Meety on (October 10, 2012, 10:57 GMT)

Funny old game. The pitch was supposed to be better for batting than the previous match, didn't look near as green (on TV) as previously. QLD are slight favourites for 1st innings points. On the one hand it is great to see so many bowling options for Oz, it's a worry when the biggest partnership of the match was by Siddle & Wade! Ali Mac really looks the goods. Interesting how QLD use Cutting fairly late in an innings for a pacer!

Posted by Hippiantor on (October 10, 2012, 10:54 GMT)

@hyclass I struggle to see how high levels of being caught behind is of concern especially in Aus conditions . I would be concerned if there were high levels of bowled or LBW, or any other mode of dismissal. I would tend to agree about the lack and patience in batting however.

Posted by jonesy2 on (October 10, 2012, 10:47 GMT)

that vic bowling attack is better than every test bowling attack ahah

Posted by   on (October 10, 2012, 9:45 GMT)

I never really considered what a strong seam attack Victoria has when all are available, but that is a good one! Nice to see Matty Wade get a start, I hope he goes on with it and retains his place in the test team.

Posted by hyclass on (October 10, 2012, 9:29 GMT)

Its hard not to draw the conclusion that T20 is having a detrimental effect on 1st class cricket in this country. In the Sth Aus v Tas game, 7 of the 10 wickets to fall are behind the wicket,bowled or LBW and in this game,at least 11 of 16. These are uncommonly high percentages,even for this time of year and point to either playing across the line too much or trying to force the ball while its moving or on a good length,rather than letting the ball come to them. All indicate inappropriate attempts to score. When I'm asked to name the best young batsmen in the country,I'm unable to do so,simply because the T20 mindset discourages the core tenet of patience and endurance,so necessary to success in long form cricket. I believe the CA statements mandating form across all formats as a selection criterion is soley responsible for this malaise and creating considerable doubt and damage to our young players. Theres a sense of relief when a player like Siddle commits himself to Test cricket.

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