Tasmania have grabbed the upper hand at stumps on day one in its Sheffield Shield clash with Queensland at the Gabba.

After winning the toss and electing to bat first, Queensland got off to a positive start, with Matt Renshaw and Lachlan Pfeffer putting on 90 for the first wicket.

Renshaw reached his half-century but was the first man out on the stroke of lunch, caught behind off the bowling of Tom Rogers for 56.

The Tigers then sparked a post-lunch collapse with the Dukes ball swinging around, Queensland losing 6-53 as the Tasmanian bowlers got their side back into the contest.

Sam Rainbird produced some high-quality deliveries to snare three victims in the middle session, while Gabe Bell also had two wickets to his name when tea was called.

Rogers and Simon Milenko then took up the attack after the break, with the latter grabbing two wickets in consecutive balls to put the Bulls in danger of being bowled out for under 200.

But a tenth wicket partnership between Luke Feldman and Mitchell Swepson saw Queensland push on past 200, eventually bowled out for 255 late in the day.

Bell and Rainbird each took three wickets, with Rogers and Milenko grabbing a couple apiece.

Tasmania got off to an enthusiastic start in their first batting innings, with Beau Webster replacing Jordan Silk at the top of the order.

He and Alex Doolan put together an opening stand of 30, before Webster skied a pull shot and was caught for 18.

His opening partner followed a short time later, Doolan chopping on for 13.

That left George Bailey (19*) and Jake Doran (6*) to see the Tigers safely through to stumps without further loss, Tasmania finishing a successful day at 2-60 trailing by 195 runs.

The full Queensland vs Tasmania scorecard is available here.