Queensland v Western Australia, Sheffield Shield, Brisbane, 3rd day March 5, 2014

Seamers rattle Western Australia

ESPNcricinfo staff

Western Australia 175 (Turner 41, Hopes 6-44) and 5 for 73 (Feldman 3-15) need another 322 runs to beat Queensland 391 and 3 for 178 dec (Khawaja 74*, Michael 46)
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Queensland's pacers Luke Feldman and James Hopes did the damage for the team, leaving Western Australia in disarray chasing 395 as Queensland closed in on a big win.

Hopes had already made a mark on the second day, running through Western Australia's top and middle order to leave them struggling at 7 for 149, and he needed only another nine overs to dismiss the tail, as the team folded for 175. Hopes finished with 6 for 44 while Michael Neser chipped in with three scalps.

With a massive 216-run lead in hand, Queensland made further inroads as Usman Khawaja struck an unbeaten 74 and forged big partnerships with Dom Michael and Chris Lynn to carry the team to 3 for 178, before they decided to declare.

Set 395 for victory, Western Australia never really got going as Feldman picked up three wickets to dismantle the team's top order. Adam Voges was the only batsman to offer some resistance, scoring 30 not out, as Western Australia closed at 5 for 73, still needing another 322 for an unlikely win.

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  • on March 6, 2014, 0:59 GMT

    I need to watch that movie, "The picture of Dorian Gray" again - I'm sure that's Jimmy Hopes in that picture frame!

  • on March 6, 2014, 0:59 GMT

    I need to watch that movie, "The picture of Dorian Gray" again - I'm sure that's Jimmy Hopes in that picture frame!

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  • on March 6, 2014, 0:59 GMT

    I need to watch that movie, "The picture of Dorian Gray" again - I'm sure that's Jimmy Hopes in that picture frame!