Queensland 160 (Putland 4-55, George 3-32) and 2 for 132 (Townsend 74*) lead South Australia 72 (Swan 5-26, Feldman 4-14) by 220 runs
Chris Swan and Luke Feldman demolished South Australia in one session to give Queensland a big lead at the close of a day on which 20 wickets fell at the Gabba. The Redbacks capitulated for 72 in reply to Queensland's 160 and then watched as the Bulls top order reached 2 for 132 in the second innings to extend the lead to an imposing 220.
Swan and Feldman, the tailenders who batted the Bulls to victory against Victoria recently, did the job with the ball as the Redbacks collapsed in 30.3 overs. Swan picked up a career-best 5 for 26 and Feldman grabbed 4 for 14 as the swinging ball proved a major weapon against a South Australian line-up in which only two men reached double figures.
Tim Ludeman top scored with 20 after Michael Klinger had reached 11 and the failure of the South Australian tail to wag was the big difference from Queensland's first innings. The Bulls had been in big trouble at 9 for 93 when Feldman (31 not out) and Nathan Rimmington (32) fought back with the biggest partnership of the innings.
Their 67-run stand proved vital after Gary Putland tore through the top order and finished with 4 for 55. Despite rain washing out almost the entire first day's play, the pitch held up well and that was shown by Ryan Broad and Wade Townsend, who put on 127 for the opening wicket when Queensland batted for the second time.
Broad was caught off the bowling of Peter George for 49 and Lee Carseldine fell in the same over for a duck but the Bulls were well and truly on top already. At stumps, Townsend was unbeaten on 74 and the teenage debutant Chris Lynn was on 4.