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Tasmania collapse gives Queensland slim chance of win

Queensland 148 & 2 for 29 (Burns 16, Hemphrey eight*, Bell 1-10) want 311 runs to beat Tasmania 355 & 132 (Wade 51, Swepson Three-17, Steketee Three-34)

Mark Steketee celebrates a wicket along with his teammates Getty Images

A startling collapse from Tasmania has given Queensland a slim chance of a exceptional comeback on the Gabba after 5 wickets from Jackson Bird had earlier put the Tigers in management.

Queensland started the third day at 5 for 74 in its first innings and Nathan McSweeney and Jimmy Peirson compiled a 60-run stand earlier than Simon Milenko made the breakthrough, eradicating the debutant McSweeney for 35. Tom Rogers claimed Peirson shortly after and Bird cleaned up the tail to say his 13th five-wicket haul in first-class cricket.

Tasmania began their second innings with a lead of 207 however misplaced their first 4 wickets for 36 with Mark Steketee bagging three of them. George Bailey fell to a shocking catch from McSweeney at cowl. Jake Doran was then run out by a direct hit from Sam Heazlett after the batsman collided along with his accomplice Matthew Wade whereas working a fast single.

The Tigers wicketkeeper held the underside half of the innings collectively along with his second half-century within the match. But Mitchell Swepson claimed Three for 17 to wrap up the innings and depart Queensland needing 340 for an unlikely victory.

The chase began poorly although with Sam Truloff bowled third ball by Bird. Joe Burns nicked Gabe Bell behind within the third final over the day. The Bulls want 311 runs to win on the ultimate day with eight wickets in hand.

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