Current Match Report – Queensland vs Tasmania twentieth Match 2023/24

Queensland 282 and 114 for 8 (Clayton 66*, Bell 6-31) lead Tasmania 219 (Steketee 4-58) by 177 runs

Check aspirant Matt Renshaw has failed for the second time in as many days as batters proceed to battle on a spicy pitch on the Gabba as Tasmania fast Gabe Bell claimed career-best figures and his first Sheffield Protect 10-wicket haul.

Queensland went to stumps on day two at 114 for 8, main the ladder-leading Tasmania by 177 after the Tigers had been dismissed for 219 on Sunday with Mark Steketee claiming figures of 4 for 58 to assist in giving the Bulls a primary innings lead earlier within the day.

Renshaw, who was the spare batter in Australia’s squad in the course of the current Check collection towards the West Indies, was out for 2 after hitting the identical rating within the Bulls’ first innings.

After enjoying the final of his 14 Checks in India final yr, Renshaw is taken into account the subsequent in line after being added to Australia’s squad forward of Marcus Harris and Cameron Bancroft following David Warner’s red-ball retirement.

Similar to Saturday, Queensland’s top-order was rocked earlier than Ben McDermott walked to the crease. In contrast to the primary innings, when McDermott smashed an excellent unbeaten 146 to take Queensland to 282, the Tigers’ bowlers charged on with the demolition job of the Bulls’ middle-order.

McDermott was out for 16, whereas Joe Burns, Michael Neser and Jimmy Peirson all fell for geese.

Bell backed up his excellent spell of 4 for 40 on Saturday by destroying the Bulls with second-innings figures of 6 for 31 from 13 overs. It was Bell’s maiden 10-wicket haul in first-class cricket, topping his earlier greatest match figures of seven for 73.

However Jack Clayton, who made a invaluable 26 within the first innings, is giving Queensland an opportunity of posting a defendable whole. Like McDermott on Saturday, Clayton gave the impression to be batting on a special pitch as he smashed his approach to an unbeaten 66 from 85 balls.

Tailender Liam Guthrie hung round with Clayton on the finish, surviving 30 balls and his solely scoring shot was an edge by means of slips.
Guthrie earlier claimed two wickets alongside Steketee’s 4 as Queensland’s assault by no means allowed Tasmania to get settled of their first innings at any stage. No Tasmania batter reached 40 as they had been bowled out inside 60 overs.

Queensland are looking for simply their second win of the season as they sit final out of the six states. In the meantime, Tasmania try to take care of their place on prime of the ladder after dropping simply certainly one of their six matches earlier than the break for the BBL.

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