Jackson Bird sends Queensland crashing to 93 all out

Tasmania 355 (Doolan 115, Wade 72, George 4-76) and 132 (Wade 51, Swepson 3-17, Steketee 3-34) won Queensland 148 (Peirson 42, Bird 5-35) and 98 (Bird 5-42, Bell 4-17) for 246 runs

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A master class of sewing bowling Jackson Bird helped to Tasmania to defeat Queensland in their first Sheffield Shield clash of the season at Gabba.

Bird took 5 of 42 in the second innings to complete his fourth ten-wicket tour of first-class cricket after claiming 5 of 35 in the first innings in a

Queensland, the defending champions who beat Tasmania at the end of last year, began the fourth day needing 311 for an improbable victory with eight windows in hand.

But the pursuit never got off the ground, since six of the last nine batters could not reach double figures. Luke Feldman got the second highest score of the innings with 12 not out after Joe Burns scored 16 on the third night.

Bird traversed the medial order with surgical precision. Charlie Hemphrey, Sam Heazlett, Nathan McSweeney and Jack Wildermuth were trapped behind the wicket to leave the Bulls decimated at 6 out of 58.

There was no rearguard action from the lower order with Gabe Bell and Tom Rogers finishing the job. Bell finished with 4 for 17, while Queensland was left with 93. Only two players from the Bulls, McSweeney and Jimmy Peirson, managed to add more than 18 in either of the two entries on their starting route.

source:- espncricinfo.com

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