Tasmania v Queensland, Sheffield Shield, Hobart, 1st day November 6, 2015

Dunk ton lifts Tasmania to dominating position

ESPNcricinfo staff

Tasmania 3 for 278 (Dunk 129, Doolan 90, Bailey 53*) v Queensland

File photo - Ben Dunk struck 15 fours in his 129 © Getty Images

Ben Dunk struck his maiden first-class century as Tasmania dominated the opening day of their Sheffield Shield game against Queensland in Hobart. Dunk hit 15 fours in his innings and remained unbeaten with a solid 129 off 288 balls. Alex Doolan and George Bailey also contributed with fifties to help Tasmamia end the day at 3 for 278.

After electing to bat, Tasmania lost Dom Michael for a duck in the second over off the bowling of Peter George before Doolan and Dunk combined with a patient 182-run stand.

Mark Steketee then brought Queensland back into the game with wickets in successive overs, first having Doolan caught behind for 90 and then removing Jake Doran as Tasmania lost their ascendancy to slip to 3 for 183.

Bailey, however, produced a counter-attacking 53* - that included eight fours and a six - to ensure that Tasmania ended the day with no further losses.