Queensland v Tasmania, Sheffield Shield, Brisbane March 8, 2013

Burns ton gives Queensland lead

ESPNcricinfo staff

Queensland 9 for 262 (Burns 104*, Hopes 72, Hilfenhaus 3-72) lead Tasmania 245 (Wells 82, Harris 3-85) by 17 runs

Joe Burns' sure-handed century took Queensland to first-innings points over Tasmania before a late burst of wickets kept the Tigers in the contest on day two of the Sheffield Shield match at the Gabba.

The Bulls quickly rolled up Tasmania's tail on the second morning before Burns produced the spinal innings for the hosts, well supported by a typically doughty 72 from the captain James Hopes.

At 6 for 250, the Bulls had a chance of building a major lead, but Luke Butterworth claimed Ryan Harris and Cameron Gannon in successive balls to keep the match finely balanced.