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.