West Aus v Queensland, Sheffield Shield, Perth, 1st day March 3, 2011

Duffield strikes give Western Australia edge

ESPNcricinfo staff

Queensland 250 (Hopes 80, Duffield 4-57) lead Western Australia 0 for 16 (Robinson 10*, Harris 6*) by 234 runs

Western Australia's seamers Michael Hogan and Ryan Duffield pulled Queensland back after the fifth-wicket pair of captain James Hopes and Joe Burns had taken Queensland to a strong position at the WACA. Hogan got the key wicket of Hopes for 80, and then Duffield struck thrice to finish with four for the innings, as Queensland collapsed from 210 for 4 to 250 all out.

Western Australia had put Queensland in, but the visitors got off to a solid start thanks to opener Wade Townsend's 42. Seamer Nathan Coulter-Nile set them back with a couple of quick strikes, ending Townsend's 141-ball long stay at the wicket, four overs after dismissing Chris Lynn for a duck. Hopes and Burns then stitched together their partnership, with Burns getting 58 and Hopes' 80 coming off 104 balls with 10 fours and two sixes.

Burns was first to go, trapped lbw by left-arm spinner Michael Beer, and that sparked the collapse. Western Australia had to deal with eight overs before stumps, and the openers survived, finishing on 16 for 0.