Queensland v Tasmania, Sheffield Shield March 10, 2013

Hilfenhaus, Butterworth give Tasmania win

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Tasmania 245 (Wells 82) and 6 for 342 dec (Doolan 83, Cosgrove 63, Wells 52, Faulkner 52*) beat Queensland 281 (Burns 120, Hopes 72, Hilfenhaus 4-84) and 143 (Pomersbach 61, Butterworth 4-30, Hilfenhaus 4-33) by 163 runs

Ben Hilfenhaus cut through Queensland's top order and Luke Butterworth followed up to hand Tasmania a resounding 163-run victory in the Sheffield Shield match at the Gabba.

The Tigers' win leaves all six states still in contention for the Shield final with one round remaining. They began the day hoping to build on a 190-run lead, and quick runs from Tim Paine and James Faulkner achieved this goal, setting the Bulls 307 to win in a little more than two sessions.

The Tigers took a definitive grasp of the contest on either side of lunch, dismissing the first four Bulls batsmen for eight runs and leaving a varied seam attack to work through the rest. Only Luke Pomersbach and Nathan Reardon offered resistance.

Hilfenhaus' eight wickets for the match showed he is finding strong form after missing the India Test tour due to his recovery from a side strain.

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  • Roo on March 13, 2013, 5:15 GMT

    Agree with @kat... Why isn't Butterworth being picked as a bowling allrounder for Eng - excellent record over his 6 yrs at FC level - always at the pointy end of the best bowlers each year - bowling aver @23 econ @2.77 s.r. @50... Handy batsman with aver @26.69...

    When it comes to playing (under pressure) in finals his record is excellent - his 1st Shield final he was the 2nd best batsman in both Tassies innings while he took 4 wkts & was the MoM... 2nd Shield final he again was Tassies 2nd best batsman & again took wkts - with Tas winning both finals...

  • Garry on March 11, 2013, 9:56 GMT

    Butterworth for the Ashes tour please NSP! Genuine mover of the ball, opens the bowling, bats at 8 and can filed slips. Has been in the FC set up for a long time now and has over 200 wickets at 23 and runs at 28. Along with Bird, Harris, Starc, Cummins, Siddle, a very handy attack to use the duke ball.

  • Andrew on March 11, 2013, 0:24 GMT

    Really can't believe that QLD is 2nd last. I suppose it is due to their threadbare top order batting.

  • Dummy4 on March 10, 2013, 21:08 GMT

    @Big_Maxy_Walker - Bird is fitter than Hilfy? Are you sure?

  • Eddie on March 10, 2013, 14:11 GMT

    sorry hilfy u had your chances, too slow, predictable for my liking. plus bird is much younger, fitter and would be perfect for English conditions

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