Perren double-century leads Queensland onslaught
Published: Wednesday, January 22, 2003, 0:22 [IST]
Perren, Dawes rescue Queensland against South Australia
Brisbane: Makeshift opener Clinton Perren completed an eight-hour 224 against South Australia on Tuesday as Queensland surged towards its fifth straight victory of the Sheffield Shield season. Perren's career-high effort in an unaccustomed role placed the Shield champions in a strong position to wrap up the match with an outright win on the final day on Wednesday. South Australia will resume on 46 for two wickets in its second innings, chasing 409 for victory. Captain Greg Blewett (21 not out) appears to be its main hope as he chases his third century in as many first-class matches at the 'Gabba Ground. Perren hit the 10th-highest score by a Queenslander in an interstate match as his side rushed to 487 for eight declared in its second innings. He faced 367 deliveries, hitting 33 boundaries as Wade Seccombe (70), James Hopes (39) and Lee Carseldine (37) helped Queensland overturn its 79-run first-innings deficit. Perren had resumed on 104 not out.