Jhye Richardson’s Four-for Cements Western Australia’s Control

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Jhye Richardson’s Four-for Cements Western Australia’s ControlJhye Richardson pushed his case for an Ashes call-up with a brilliant four-fer

Queensland vs Western Australia

Jhye Richardson pushed his case for an Ashes call-up with a brilliant four-fer to put Western Australia in complete control of the Shield encounter against Queensland at the Gabba.

The pacer provided an early breakthrough with the wicket of Bryce Street but Joe Buns (49) and Marnus Labuschagne (36) saw Queensland through to Lunch safely, forging a 76-run partnership. However, Richardson returned after the break to dismiss both the set batters in the space of three overs to leave them reeling at 98 for 3 that soon became 106 for 5 following the departures of captain Usman Khawaja and Jimmy Pierson in quick succession to Cameron Cannon.

Queensland then mounted some resistance, in the form of handy 40-plus contributions from Matt Renshaw (43) and Gurinder Sandhu (42), but Cameron Green and D'Arcy Short sent them packing, while Richardson claimed his fourth when he broke the 53-run stand between Renshaw and Jack Wildermuth (34), just after Queensland managed to wipe off the deficit.

With only a wicket in hand and 92-run lead on the board, Queensland's chances of saving this game look bleak, should the weather not interfere on the final day.

Brief scores: Queensland 224/9 (Joe Burns 49, Matt Renshaw 43; Jhye Richardson 4-23) & 129 lead Western Australia 281, by 92 runs.

Tasmania vs South Australia

Ben McDermott fell five short of his half-century but ensured that Tasmania levelled with South Australia's first innings score of 220 – with two wickets still in hand – before rain ruined the remainder of Day 3 of their Shield encounter.

McDermott and Lawrence Neil-Smith, the two overnight batsmen, started cautiously having lost two wickets late in the day yesterday, and forged a 41-run stand before Liam Scott dismissed the latter on 10. McDermott then combined for a brief stand with Jake Doran, but this time he lost his wicket to Scott, five away from what would have been a hard-earned fifty. Tasmania's lower order crumbled with that dismissal, losing four for nine runs, but Jordan Silk and Peter Siddle took them to 220 to draw level before rain forced players off the park.

Brief scores: Tasmania 220/8 (Ben McDermott 45; Daniel Worrall 2-44, Liam Scott 2-31) vs South Australia 220 – scores level.

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