Queensland v Tasmania, Sheffield Shield, Brisbane November 7, 2013

Lynn fires after Bailey fails

ESPNcricinfo staff

Queensland 3 for 131 (Lynn 74*, Hartley 52) trail Tasmania 407 (Silk 107, Cowan 78, Cosgrove 74, Dunk 54, Gannon 5-53) by 276 runs

Chris Lynn continued his strong start to the first-class summer and Chris Hartley also scored a half-century, but Test hopeful George Bailey failed to grasp his chance on the second day at Allan Border Field. Bailey had started the morning on 34 and failed to add to his overnight score before he edged behind off Ryan Harris, who had tested him during a challenging spell on the first afternoon.

Ed Cowan (78) also failed to add significantly to his total but Ben Dunk made 54 in Tasmania's 407 before he was one of five wickets for Cameron Gannon, who was in his first Shield game back after his bowling action was cleared. Harris warmed up for the first Ashes Test with 2 for 127 from his 34 overs.

In reply, Queensland were forced to move Hartley up the order to open after the intended opener Nick Stevens suffered a knee injury, and Hartley enjoyed the opportunity by scoring 52. But it was his partner during a 120-run stand, Lynn, who could yet go on to triple-figures, after finishing unbeaten on 74 as the Bulls moved on to 3 for 131.

Lynn had starred in Queensland's successful Ryobi Cup final performance and then scored 104 and 61 not out against the touring England side for a Western Australian Invitational XI in Perth. Lynn struck 11 boundaries in his unbeaten 74 and will begin on the third morning within sight of what could become his first Shield ton in two and a half years.