Tasmania has lost its third game of the 2017-18 Sheffield Shield competition, Queensland wrapping up a 206-run win at the Gabba this morning.
Queensland resumed their second innings at 6-195 yesterday, with Jimmy Peirson and Michael Neser adding a further 64 runs before the latter was dismissed by Simon Milenko for 34.
With Jackson Bird and Gabe Bell both unable to bowl, Tasmanian captain George Bailey called for his trump card, giving the wicketkeeping duties to Jake Doran letting Matthew Wade loose at the bowling crease.
It proved a masterstroke, with Wade claiming the remaining three Queensland wickets in a 3.4 over spell which netted him 3-13.
Peirson top-scored for the Bulls with 61 as they set the visitors an imposing 426 to win.
Tasmania’s chase got off to the worst possible start, with Beau Webster out in the first over after playing a delivery from Neser back onto his stumps.
When Bailey followed him back to the dressing rooms shortly after, the Tigers were in some trouble at 2-19.
Alex Doolan and Jake Doran took the score along to 55, before Doolan was caught in the slips for 28.
Doran passed 50 as he and Wade added a further 61 runs to the total, before Wade was out hooking for 26.
Ben McDermott (28) and Simon Milenko (26) both got starts in the middle order, but it wasn’t enough as Queensland eventually wrapped up the win early on day four.
Tasmania’s next assignment in the Sheffield Shield will be Western Australia, starting on February 16 at Blundstone Arena.
The full Queensland vs Tasmania scorecard is available here.