South Australia v Queensland, Sheffield Shield, Glenelg, 2nd day

Forrest ton earns Queensland points

ESPNcricinfo staff

November 1, 2013

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Queensland 7 for 400 (Forrest 129, Hartley 89, Botha 4-103) lead South Australia 387 by 13 runs

Peter Forrest lofts down the ground during his hundred, South Australia v Queensland, Sheffield Shield, Adelaide, 3rd day, November 1, 2013
Peter Forrest struck strongly down the ground © Getty Images

Peter Forrest made the ideal start to putting behind him the difficulties of his previous Sheffield Shield season with a hundred to earn Queensland first-innings points against South Australia on a friendly batting surface at Glenelg.

Forrest and Chris Hartley, the captain who was laid low by a stomach bug on the opening day, added 194 for the second wicket after the innings had been in the balance at 4 for 183 when Nathan Reardon became Johan Botha's fourth wicket.

Forrest, who made just 395 runs at 19 in first-class cricket, struck 17 boundaries and three sixes during his eighth century before cutting legspinner Adam Zampa to slip. Hartley fell four overs later, but by then had taken Queensland into the lead.

There was plenty of toil for the Redbacks attack with Botha sending down 47 overs while the opening bowlers, Chadd Sayers and Joe Mennie, closed with 31 apiece.

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Posted by xtrafalgarx on (November 2, 2013, 7:02 GMT)

@landl47: Yep, there's a bug going around the bulls camp, wonder what they had for dinner. But good to see a young spinner in Boyce do well. I like this wicket, couple of hundreds and then spinners came into play.

Posted by landl47 on (November 2, 2013, 6:36 GMT)

Just looking at the scorecard- what has happened to Harris? He hasn't bowled in SA's second innings.

Hopefully it's just the tummy bug that's going around and not yet another injury.

Posted by android_user on (November 2, 2013, 4:06 GMT)

Was he dropped for the Ryobi cup or injured?

Posted by Mitty2 on (November 2, 2013, 2:14 GMT)

Forrest was dropped on numerous occasions. Ignoring that it was a good innings and here's to hoping he finally gets some consistency.

Seeing Sayers have Ludeman keep up to the stumps to him is disheartening for those who want him in the test team, and on this flat pitch he has struggled. Another one of our bowlers with inflated records because of green Shield pitches?

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