Wildermuth ton helps Queensland to big lead

Tasmania 150 and 0 for 20 trail Queensland 437 (Wildermuth 110, Labuschagne 96, Cutting 68, Burns 61, Perrin 3-98) by 267 runs

File photo – Marnus Labuschagne fell short of a hundred © Getty Images

Allrounder Jack Wildermuth scored his second first-class century as Queensland continued to dominate their Sheffield Shield match against Queensland on the second day in Hobart. At stumps, the Tigers were 0 for 20 in their second innings with openers Alex Doolan on 8 and Jake Hancock on 7, but they trailed by 267 runs after Queensland piled on 437.

The morning began with the Bulls on 2 for 131 and Marnus Labuschagne, who already had a half-century, moved along to what looked like becoming his third first-class hundred. However, on 96 he pushed at a shortish delivery outside off stump from James Faulkner and was caught behind.

Queensland were 5 for 226, but they had plenty of batting left. Wicketkeeper James Peirson made 42 and Wildermuth registered his first hundred of the Shield season to take his run tally for the campaign past 500. He fell for 110, bowled by Cameron Stevenson, but Ben Cutting smashed a quick 68 off 50 balls to lift Queensland’s total even further.

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Source: ESPN Crickinfo

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