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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  • Meety on November 28, 2011, 10:41 GMT

    Dan Christian should be playing for Oz in the short forms at least. May develop into a replacement for Watto.

  • dummy4fb on November 26, 2011, 14:59 GMT

    Really even as a NZ fan I don't know how or why Dan Christianson isn't part of the aqussie 20/20 and ODi team he just seems to dominate oppostion. Maybe he;s got some bad/dirty secret that the selectors are hodling him back - But as a NZ fan I'm glad he's not going to be facing us cause he's mich better than most of the team lining up against us.

  • RandyOZ on November 26, 2011, 10:58 GMT

    Dan Christian is an absolute star and should be in the test squad. Ed Cowan? DOn't make me laugh. Christian and George IN

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