Queensland build lead after Bancroft ton

Queensland 422 and 4 for 130 lead Western Australia 6 for 340 dec (Bancroft 103, Cartwright 84)

Cameron Bancroft scored his first century of the season and Hilton Cartwright, who has been called into Australia's ODI squad, made 84 as Western Australia reached 6 for 340 before declaring behind on the third day in Townsville. The declaration meant an 82-run first-innings lead for Queensland, who by stumps had extended that to 212 as they reached 4 for 130.

Marnus Labuschagne was on 31 and Jack Wildermuth had 5 at stumps, after Mitchell Marsh removed both the Queensland openers - Charlie Hemphrey for 27 and Joe Burns bowled for 38. Debutant Sam Truloff managed 17 before he fell to Cartwright and Ashton Agar chipped in with the wicket of Sam Heazlett for 3.

The day had started with the Warriors on 3 for 186 and they added 154 to their total for the loss of three wickets before the declaration came. Bancroft resumed his innings on 88 and reached triple figures before he was lbw to Michael Neser for 103, ending a drought of 25 first-class innings without a hundred.