Western Australia v Queensland, Sheffield Shield, Perth, 3rd day March 5, 2011

Western Australia sniff victory

ESPNcricinfo staff

Queensland 250 (Hopes 80, Duffield 4-57) and 3-58 (Broad 32) trail Western Australia 397 (Harris 157, Voges 108, Hopes 4-65) by 89 runs

Adam Voges hit a measured 108 to propel Western Australia to a 147-run first innings lead against Queensland at the WACA. The hosts' bowlers then knocked over three top-order batsmen to leave Queensland stuttering at 3 for 58 at stumps.

Voges began the day on 38 not out, with overnight centurion Marcus Harris for company. Queensland caused a stir when fast bowler Alister McDermott got Harris to edge to the wicketkeeper on 157 - this is Harris' maiden first class ton - and then dismissed Tom Beaton first ball to be on a hat-trick. But Voges found a reliable partner in wicketkeeper Michael Johnson, as the pair put on a century partnership for the sixth wicket.

After Johnson was bowled by offspinner Jason Floros for 46, the tail imploded, Western Australia losing their last five wickets for 16 runs. James Hopes was the pick of the Queensland bowlers, picking up four wickets at a miserly 1.62 runs per over.

Queensland's innings did not begin well, Ryan Duffield bowling Wade Townsend for a duck. Ryan Broad and Andrew Robinson steadied the visitors briefly, but two wickets late in the day from Michael Beer and Nathan Coulter-Nile put Western Australia in firm control.