Queensland 2 for 131 (Burns 61, Labuschagne 58*) trail Tasmania 150 (Milenko 39, Paine 38, George 3-17, Feldman 3-55) by 19 runs
Queensland's strong seam attack bowled out Tasmania for 150 before the Bulls pushed to within 19 of the Tigers' total on day one of the Sheffield Shield match at Bellerive Oval in Hobart.
Peter George, Luke Feldman, Cameron Gannon and Jack Wildermuth shared the wickets between them after the acting captain Joe Burns won the toss and sent the last-placed Tigers in to bat. The Bulls need to win this match to keep pace with the Bushrangers and the Redbacks at the top of the Shield table.
Tasmania slipped as low as 6 for 61 as the new Dukes ball darted about a well-grassed surface, before Tim Paine and the former Bulls allrounder Simon Milenko mounted a minor rearguard action, adding 68 for the seventh wicket. Even so, the visitors were delighted to roll the hosts for 150 and be batting well before the tea break.
Peter Forrest was out for a duck at the start of Queensland's reply, but Burns was able to lead his side into more comfortable territory. Marnus Labuschagne offered useful support, and he will resume in the company of Sam Heazlett on the second morning.