Qld v WA, Sheffield Shield, Brisbane February 5, 2013

Warriors in sustained fightback

ESPNcricinfo staff

Western Australia 111 and 5 for 240 (Marsh 84, Voges 72, Hopes 2-25) lead Queensland 168 (Hogan 4-43, Coulter-Nile 3-41) by 183 runs

Western Australia's recovery after a wretched first innings against Queensland was sustained on day two of the Sheffield Shield match in Brisbane, resulting in a 183-run lead with five wickets remaining.

Ending the Bulls' first innings swiftly on the second morning, Shaun Marsh and Adam Voges then combined for a reprise of their stand in the domestic limited overs match that preceded this one, guiding WA to a position from which victory is a distinct possibility, albeit on an easing surface.

The Warriors faced a grim scenario when play resumed, the Bulls leading by 33 with James Hopes and Chris Hartley at the crease. However the visitors rounded up the remainder of Queensland's innings for the addition of a mere 24 runs, Michael Hogan and Nathan Coulter-Nile sharing the spoils.

Batting a second time WA lost early wickets, and Michael Hussey's departure for his second low score in as many days left them three wickets down and only five runs in credit. However Marsh and Voges played sturdily to add 162, before Alister McDermott and Hopes struck late in the day.