Burns makes 68, Wildermuth eyes ton

Queensland 6 for 327 (Wildermuth 89*, Labuschagne 79, Burns 68) v Western Australia

Joe Burns made 68 (file photo) © Getty Images

Allrounder Jack Wildermuth was within sight of his second first-class century at stumps on the first day in Townsville, where discarded Test opener Joe Burns regained some form with 68. At stumps, Queensland were 6 for 327 against Western Australia, with Wildermuth on 89 and Michael Neser on 19.

Another recent Test player, allrounder Mitchell Marsh, took the new ball for the Warriors and struck early when he had opener Charlie Hemphrey caught at slip for 8. Burns struck eight fours and one six during his 117-ball innings before he was lbw to Marsh, who finished the day with 2 for 65 from 17 overs.

Debutant Sam Truloff was run out for 3 and the promising batsman Sam Heazlett was bowled by Jason Behrendorff for 2, which left the Bulls at 4 for 148. Marnus Labuschagne continued his productive start to the season by reaching 79 before he was caught off Simon Mackin, and Chris Hartley (33) then combined with Wildermuth for a 92-run stand.

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Source: ESPN Crickinfo

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