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Doug Bollinger opened the match with strong swings

DOUG Bollinger may be the forgotten man of Australian cricket, but the fiery left-arm quick yesterday sent a message to selectors that he was ready to go if needed.

Opening the bowling against Queensland in overcast conditions at Canberra's Manuka Oval, the New South Welshman swung a delivery back into opener Wade Townsend to have him adjudged leg before on the first ball of the day.

Bollinger wasn't finished there.

Two balls later he trapped Test hopeful Usman Khawaja in exactly the same way to have the Bulls reeling at 2-0.

Then with the score on 11, Joe Burns turned Josh Lalor, straight to Scott Henry at short leg to be on his way for just one.

With the conditions providing plenty of assistance, Lalor, a late inclusion into the team after Josh Hazlewood was called into the Australian squad for the third Test in Perth, then grabbed his second wicket when Peter Forrest was also given out leg before for 17, the Bulls in real trouble at 4-18.

Nathan Reardon and Chris Hartley steadied the ship to see Queensland through to lunch with the score at 4-49, although it could have been worse with Hartley given a life on eight when Steve Smith grassed an overhead catch at second slip to deny Bollinger his third scalp.

Thankfully the reappearance of the players after the break co-incided with the sun breaking through to make batting a little easier.

The introduction of medium pacers Moises Henriques and Sean Abbott allowed Reardon and Hartley to consolidate, the pair adding 117 for the fifth wicket before the introduction of debutant Adam Zampa brought immediate results with Hartley trapped in front for 66.

Reardon and Nathan Hauritz then made it safely to tea, but the resumption brought more woes for Queensland.

Hauritz was given out leg before to Stephen O'Keefe for nine, before leg spinner Zampa picked up his second wicket when he had Reardon caught behind for 71.

Thankfully for the Bulls, heavy rain intervened shortly afterwards and play was suspended for the day with Queensland at a precarious 7-198.

In Hobart, Justin Langer's first Sheffield Shield match as coach ended badly with the Warriors beaten outright by Tasmania with more than a day to spare.

Western Australia resumed on day three in all sorts of trouble at 1-54, trailing the home side's imposing first innings of 448.

Sam Whiteman (96) and Adam Voges (94 not out), provided stubborn resistance, but another batting collapse saw the Warriors lose their last eight wickets for just 72 to hand Tasmania the six points.

Luke Butterworth was the pick of the Tigers bowlers, finishing with the figures of 5-50 including the key wickets of Shaun Marsh and Travis Birt.

The teams will square off in a Ryobi Cup match in Hobart on Saturday.

After losing outright to South Australia in a Shield match at the MCG earlier this week, Victoria will have a shot at redemption when the sides clash in a Ryobi Cup day-night match at the same ground today.

Topics:  cricket



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