Tasmania 5 for 257 (Doolan 115, Webster 43, George 3-42) v Queensland
Australia coach Justin Langer called for more centuries in the Sheffield Shield this season and veteran Tasman hitter Alex Doolan was the first in a hotly contested opening day against Queensland in the Gabba.
Doolan reached his eleventh class on a day when the score was not free-flowing. He hit 17 feet and two sixes on his 193 115 ball.
He organized a 54-race opening partnership with Jordan Silk and a 134-run job for the second field with Beau Webster, who was 43. But the Queensland sealers were They adhered to their task and recovered things at the end of the day.
The one-time test bowler Peter George was chosen by the bowlers, eliminating Silk and Doolan trapped behind. He also defeated Jake Doran at a good price with a full pitch, as Tasmania fell from 1 by 188 to 4 by 195 in the space of 34 balls.
Both George and Luke Feldman were miserable, conceding only 91 in a combined total of 46.4 over, and Feldman eliminated Tasmania captain George Bailey at the end of the day.
The bad light stopped the game just before the scheduled closing. Matthew Wade was hitting at 37 and Simon Milenko at 9. They will wait to rebuild early on day two.