Tasmania v Queensland, Sheffield Shield, Hobart November 11, 2012

Tigers routed in five sessions

ESPNcricinfo staff

Queensland 360 (Khawaja 138, Faulkner 4-98) defeated Tasmania 95 and 142 (Blizzard 49, Gannon 6-53) by an innings and 123 runs

Cameron Gannon's six wickets helped Queensland wrap up an innings and 123-run hiding of Tasmania in the Sheffield Shield match in Hobart.

The Tigers were rushed out for 142 after the Bulls' first innings concluded at 360, Aiden Blizzard's 49 providing the only semblance of resistance as Gannon plucked the first five wicket haul of his first-class career.

Queensland were indebted to their No. 3 batsman Usman Khawaja for a first innings 138 that towered over every other innings, and he was a clear choice for the match award.

Tasmania, meanwhile, have a few questions to ponder, having suffered their second consecutive outright loss at home on a Bellerive Oval surface that has been treacherous for batting this season after being relaid.

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  • Lewis on November 12, 2012, 4:02 GMT

    I would still rate Hughes as the inform batsman.

  • Ross on November 12, 2012, 1:08 GMT

    Agree with Edwards_L, we need at least one player from the current champions in Buills, and I would keep a close eye on both Khawaja and Burns to strengthen our suspectible top order.

  • Allan on November 11, 2012, 23:48 GMT

    The bulls are top of the table in Shield and defending champions, yet we don't have a single player in the Aussie team. What happend to rewarding performance. With the familiar batting collapse today we need the likes of Khawaja and Burns in there sooner then later. Khawaja now has 2 man of the match performances in the last 2 games against quality bowling attacks on green tops and needs to be seriously considered for the number 3 spot. Selectors need to reward perfomance.

  • Dummy4 on November 11, 2012, 22:40 GMT

    A mess from the tigers with the bat. Cosgrove and Bailey as the senior batsmen in the team need to show a little bit more class than they have lately. Kawaja really showed his class in this match and is worthy of a recall to the national side. Jim Maxwell joked by saying are they going to sack the curator. I hope they don't blame the pitch cos that would be a copout. Not a great performance at all.

  • Peter on November 11, 2012, 21:24 GMT

    What is worrying from my pov is the trend where these type of games are going. The pace bowling, while quite good is no better than what has been on show in Australia for the past 30 or 40 years. The biggest difference is the lack of patience & application batsman are showing, no doubt in my mind a direct result of the increasing influence of T20 & (now) a second generation of one day competition. Local competitions are mixing 2 day competitions with one dayers & T20's, junior competitions are going the way of T20 or 25 over games and so on. Long term, we are going to see this spill over to tests. I am genuinely worried for the future of test cricket standard around the globe.

  • Eddie on November 11, 2012, 12:16 GMT

    Khawaja is the kind of steady batsmen the aussie test team needs. Dump ponting for him, youth movement needs to begin. I would consider cutting in for hilfenhaus as well. Consistent pace and good aggressive batting is needed in the test team as we have a long tail

  • John on November 11, 2012, 10:11 GMT

    Wow, what a thrashing! Both teams batted for about the same number of overs for more than 100 runs difference in the totals.

  • Mariam on November 11, 2012, 10:09 GMT

    Fantastic win by the Bulls who are now top of the table. Khawaja was a class above Doolan, Cosgrove and Bailey in this game on a pitch made for the bowlers. Great to see Arthur come out with positive comments on the innings, the selectors would have taken serious notice. Selectors need to stop finding reasons to keep him out as his fielding and running between the wickets is as good as any other player. Lets get him in as he is the best young batsman at present.

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