Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Burns 70 steers Queensland home

Queensland 181 (Wildermuth 35, Bird 3-40) and 3 for 158 (Burns 70, Bell 2-31) beat Tasmania 186 (McDermott 37, Neser 6-57) and 150 (Doolan 58, Feldman 4-31) by 7 wickets

Test opener Matt Renshaw spent some valuable time in the middle and Joe Burns provided a reminder of his ability as Queensland wrapped up a seven-wicket Sheffield Shield victory over Tasmania inside three days at Bellerive Oval in Hobart.

Set 156 to win, the Bulls were well-served by their opening batsmen, who were not parted until the 36th over of the innings when the visitors were more than halfway to their target. Renshaw, who will be expected to soak up plenty of deliveries against England's new-ball bowlers to smooth a path for stroke-makers at the other end, lasted 109 deliveries for his 19.

Burns played the most recent of his Test matches on the same ground a year ago, and was the more expansive of the pair in striking eight boundaries and a six to ensure the captain Usman Khawaja and Sam Truloff were able to complete the win without much trouble after the loss of Marnus Labuschagne.

Queensland 4th innings Partnerships

1st82JA BurnsMT Renshaw
2nd21UT KhawajaJA Burns
3rd24UT KhawajaM Labuschagne
4th31UT KhawajaSJ Truloff