The myFootDr Queensland Bulls will push hard tomorrow to cash in on a disciplined effort with bat and ball today as maximum points loom in the JLT Sheffield Shield clash with Tasmania.
The Bulls rattled through the Tigers first innings line-up this morning, dismissing the visitors for 115 in just 34 overs to concede a 140-run deficit on the first innings.
Paceman Luke Feldman, fresh from a career highest score yesterday, then made it a second milestone in as many days with his best first class figures of 6-32 as the enjoyed the extra swing from the Dukes balls that are being used for the second half of the Shield season.
The Tigers toiled hard across the day as the temperature rose and Queensland turned up the heat on their rivals with a stoic batting effort that steadily saw them build on the first innings lead.
Charlie Hemphrey, a late inclusion after Usman Khawaja was ruled out with a thumb complaint, dug in to register a timely half century as he joined with Sam Heazlett (39) to build on the start provided by Matthew Renshaw (32) and Marnus Labuschagne (26).
Humphrey’s dismissal for 52 late in the day took a little gloss of what was otherwise an almost perfect day for the Bulls in terms of setting themselves for a tilt at an outright win.
Queensland will head into the third day with an overall lead of 335 against a Tigers attack that had its claws drawn late in the day with pacemen Jackson Bird and Gabe Bell both leaving the field in discomfort with possible leg injuries.