Western Australia v Queensland, Sheffield Shield 2015-16, WACA February 27, 2016

Labuschagne, Lynn tons lead strong Queensland reply

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Western Australia 1 for 79 (Bancroft 39*) and 6 for 436 dec lead Queensland 8 for 446 (Labuschagne 103, Lynn 101, Heazlett 89) by 69 runs

File photo - Chris Lynn smacked 16 fours and three sixes over the course of his 150-ball 101 © Getty Images

Centuries from Marnus Labuschagne and Chris Lynn helped Queensland take a 10-run first-innings lead over Western Australia. Sam Heazlett also chipped in with 89 at No. 5 that pushed Queensland to a declaration at 8 for 446.

Queensland's innings was built on strong partnerships in the top order, the best of which came from Lynn and Heazlett who added 101 for the fourth wicket. Lynn also paired with Labuschagne to add 95 for the third wicket. But the most crucial stand, perhaps, was shared by Heazlett and James Hopes, who added 73 for the seventh wicket after quick blows had reduced Queensland to 6 for 357. Labuschagne's 130 contained 15 fours, while Lynn's 101, which came off 150 balls, contained 16 fours and three sixes.

Cameron Bancroft and Shaun Marsh took Western Australia to 1 for 79 at stumps, after Marcus Harris was dismissed in the fifth over of their second innings.

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  • Peter on February 28, 2016, 9:31 GMT

    What is wrong with the WACA curators. Come on guys, you are killing our bowlers, didn't the test teach you anything? An absolute disgrace for an Aussie pitch.

  •   Jono Makim on February 28, 2016, 9:13 GMT

    @Kiminda, I don't really see how Bancroft, as a steady accumulator who opens the batting and averages less than a more dynamic player who has spent his entire career in the middle order such as Lynn, would be the best option.

    @Bazza_Saf, I guess you are referring to Labuschagne, but the bloke has obviously been in Aus a good while, he played for the Qld U17 side after all. There are so many South Africans in Australia these days it is crazy, not sure all of them have moved there just to play cricket, I suspect there are other reasons.

  • Bazza on February 27, 2016, 19:11 GMT

    Great to see another SA "quota" export doing well somewhere else haha. what a shame they have to do this to make a career out of cricket.

  • Damian on February 27, 2016, 17:09 GMT

    Bancroft would be firm favourite for the 5 spot

  •   Jono Makim on February 27, 2016, 15:58 GMT

    @Kingofredlions, I've not seen that Paris has played at all in this match and we are at stumps on day 3.

    Goody to see Lynn in the runs, he needs to keep working hard to stay at the front of the race for the no.5 spot whenever Voges bows out.

  • King on February 27, 2016, 12:48 GMT

    Can we point out the disgraceful interference of CA in this match, forcing Paris and Coulter-Nile to play half a match each, which has ended up looking even more silly because of the dead pitch that is, funnily enough, much like the made-to-order Test pitch the CA got for the Windies?

  • Your_average_ on February 27, 2016, 11:30 GMT

    Heazlett seems like a great find! Hopefully he

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