Webster ton leads Tasmania revival

Tasmania 9 for 269 (Webster 106, Gulbis 40, George 3-45) v Queensland

File photo – Evan Gulbis contributed with a counterattacking 40 © Getty Images

Beau Webster‘s second century for Tasmania allowed the visitors to scrap their way to 9 for 269 after the first day-night of the Sheffield Shield match at the Gabba.

Playing under upgraded lights that Queensland Cricket officials hope will be used for a floodlit Test match next summer, Webster formed handy unions with Jake Doran and Ben McDermott to lift the Tigers from an unsteady early position of 3 for 41 after George Bailey won the toss.

Bailey was out to a duck to the still new ball to be the third wicket of the day, after James Hopes had defeated Ben Dunk and Jordan Silk fell prey to the height and bounce of Peter George.

Webster, who had made a fine century against Victoria in Tasmania’s previous match, played with good sense and found the boundary regularly – conditions easing as afternoon changed into night.

There was one concern for Cricket Australia as the latest version of the pink ball, now with black stitching designed to improve visibility, had to be changed by the Bulls before it was 20 overs old.

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Source: ESPN Crickinfo

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