Western Australia 5 for 165 (Inglis 40*, Turner 30*, Swepson 3-76) and 414 lead Queensland 424 (Wildermuth 95, Labuschagne 92, Mackin 3-106) by 155 runs
Eleven wickets fell on the third day of the Sheffield Shield game in Perth, as momentum see-sawed between Western Australia and Queensland.
First, the WA bowlers combined to take the last five Queensland wickets for only 81 runs, denying overnight batsmen Jack Wildermuth (95) and Marnus Labuschagne (92) a single run, let alone their hundreds. But then Queensland hit back as legspinner Mitchell Swepson (3-76) and seamer Brendan Doggett (2-28) reduced WA to 5 for 99. An unbeaten sixth-wicket partnership of 66 between Ashton Turner and Josh Inglis ensured the hosts went to stumps at the WACA with a 155-run lead.
It all began with Queensland losing three wickets without adding anything to their overnight score of 343. Wildermuth was the first to go, when he was caught off Matthew Kelly in the second over of the day. Labuschagne joined him soon after, caught by the wicketkeeper in the following over. Simon Mackin then bowled Swepson for a duck and Queensland were suddenly seven wickets down, still trailing by 71. It was at this point that Doggett, the 23-year old playing only his third first-class game, stepped up with an unbeaten innings of 48 that handed Queensland a 10-run lead.
WA's second innings got off to a solid start with openers William Bosisto (27) and Jonathan Wells (44) putting on 67 in 32.1 overs. But then they lost five wickets for 32 runs and were in serious trouble when Turner (30*) and Inglis (40*) got together to stem any further damage.