Queensland v Tasmania, Sheffield Shield, Brisbane March 9, 2013

Doolan, Cosgrove give Tasmania big lead

ESPNcricinfo staff

Tasmania 245 and 4 for 226 (Doolan 71*, Cosgrove 63) lead Queensland 281 (Burns 120, Hopes 72, Hilfenhaus 4-84) by 190 runs

Sturdy innings by Alex Doolan and Mark Cosgrove allowed Tasmania to establish an advantage of 190 over Queensland at the Gabba with a day of the Sheffield Shield match remaining. The Bulls were bowled out in the morning for 281, Joe Burns reaching 120 while Ben Hilfenhaus claimed four wickets for the visitors.

Batting a second time, the Tigers were given another sound start by Mark Cosgrove and the Shield debutant Jordan Silk. The resumption after tea brought Tasmania's only tremor, Cosgrove and Ricky Ponting out in the space of three balls to Nathan Reardon.

However, Doolan and Jon Wells played steadily to the close to leave the match finely balanced - both sides wanting a win to pressure those teams above them on the Shield table.

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  • Dummy4 on March 10, 2013, 9:48 GMT

    @ Meety - If only Reardon bowled spin.... he's classified as medium pace?

  • Dummy4 on March 9, 2013, 22:36 GMT

    australia should pick this team to win ashes in england: 1. warner 2. watson 3. doolan 4. clarke 5. burns 6. henriques 7.wade 8.siddle 9.agar 10.pattinson 11. starc 12. hughes 13. khawaja 14. okeefe 15. sayers 16. bird 17. haddin

  • Hamish on March 9, 2013, 12:11 GMT

    Good to see doolan and burns back in the runs. Doolan, wiith a largely successful season (barring the past two games) that included the century against SA; him, burns, hughes and khawaja make up the future of our batters.

  • Andrew on March 9, 2013, 10:44 GMT

    Pretty amazed that there has been 280 overs bowled in 3 days. Lot of rain around. == == == Reardon is slowly developing into a more than handy spin option. If he keeps at it Arthurs will select him!

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