South Australia v Queensland, Sheffield Shield, Adelaide, 2nd day November 26, 2011

Christian century gives South Australia strong total

ESPNcricinfo staff

Queensland 44 for 0 (Townsend 22*) trail South Australia 9 for 349 dec. (Christian 108, Klinger 93, Gale 5-81) by 305 runs Scorecard

A century from Daniel Christian helped Queensland reach 349 in their first innings. Conditions looked tough for batting early on Saturday, with the sky overcast and South Australia in a tricky position at 4 for 75. Christian and Michael Klinger stitched together a 166-run partnership taking South Australia to 4 for 191 by lunch. Klinger was dismissed for 93 after lunch, playing a rash stroke, but Christian continued. Queensland managed to rein in the run-rate but Christian went on to get his century.

At 6 for 323, South Australia were set for a big total but a late collapse kept them down to 349. Fast bowler Matt Gale, who had rocked the top order on the first day, came back to take two wickets of tailenders, and finished with 5 for 81.

Queensland started solidly in their response, reaching 0 for 44 by stumps. South Australia could have a wicket but Christian dropped a difficult diving catch at second slip off Jake Haberfield's bowling.

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