Tigers claw out imposing lead over Queensland

DESPITE a fightback on day two of its Sheffield Shield match against Tasmania at Allan Border Field, Queensland faces a monumental task trying to save the match.

Paceman Cameron Gannon led the charge for the Bulls, taking 5-53 in his first Shield game since being cleared for a suspect bowling action. Test bowler Ryan Harris (pictured) also chipped in with the wicket of George Bailey for 34.

After starting the day at an imposing 2-291, the Tigers looked set to capitulate before stand-in keeper Ben Dunk (54) and Ben Hilfenhaus (25) added 74 for the eighth wicket.

Chasing 407, the home side was immediately in trouble when opener Nathan Reardon (3) and No.3 batsman Joe Burns (0) were dismissed lbw after shouldering arms.

Fresh off a century against England in last week's tour match in Perth, Chris Lynn steadied the ship with 74 not out from 146 balls, including 11 boundaries. Chris Hartley (52) played his usual solid knock, the Bulls moving to 2-127 before the keeper was dismissed in the second last over of the day.

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