Queensland miss out on Shield final in Tim Paine's final first-class match
Former Australia captain retires from first-class cricket after a tame draw as Queensland opener Bryce Street posted an unbeaten century
Queensland 300 & 1 for 184 (Street 102*) drew with Tasmania 479 for 7 dec and 5 dec for 252 (Silk 101*, Wright 41, Guthrie 2-48)
Despite an unbeaten century from opener Bryce Street, Queensland have missed out on the Sheffield Shield final following a draw with Tasmania in Tim Paine's final first-class match at Bellerive Oval in Hobart.
The Bulls were set to miss out on the final regardless of the result after Victoria beat Western Australia and overtook Queensland on the table via bonus points having fallen an agonizing three runs short on day three. They were set an unlikely 432 runs to win on the final day after Tasmania captain Jordan Silk declared overnight following his unbeaten century on day three.
The visitors made no real attempt to try and chase the required rate of 4.5 given the new ball still nipped and swung. Street batted steadily through the first two sessions to post his sixth first-class century striking striking 10 boundaries in his 102 not out from 215 balls.
He shared a 57-run opening stand with Joe Burns who fell for 29 having been adjudged lbw Lawrence Neil-Smith. He had survived numerous similar shouts on height but despite the bounce and seam movement he was given out.
Street was joined by Aryan Jain in just his second first-class match. The pair put on an unbeaten 127-run stand to steer the game to a tame draw. Jain posted his highest first-class score making 44 not out off 99 balls.
Tasmania tried six bowlers without much luck including handing opener Tim Ward his first bowl in first-class cricket. The game was called off early as both teams agreed a result could not be reached.
Alex Malcolm is an Associate Editor at ESPNcricinfo