Queensland 6 for 331 (Labuschagne 167, Street 54) lead Tasmania 250 by 81 runs
Marnus Labuschagne picked up his prolific form from the last Australian season with his highest Sheffield Shield score to put Queensland in command against Tasmania as he was well supported by Bryce Street and Matt Renshaw.
Tasmania were left to rue a wasteful morning session where their fielding could not support some challenging pace bowling as Labuschagne was given three lives – including two in one over against Jackson Bird – after Peter Siddle had removed Joe Burns early to claim his first wicket for the state.
Queensland scored at barely more than a run an over during the first part of the morning session, but their early repelling of Tasmania’s strong pace attack would bring rewards later and the second two sessions brought 259 runs from 64 overs.
Labuschagne was 12 off 43 balls when the over began…