Thatscricket - News - Hauritz's knock gives Queensland advantage

Published: Wednesday, January 14, 2004, 0:15 [IST]
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Perth:A bold rearguard action by off-spinner Nathan Hauritz edged Queensland to first innings points over Western Australia in the Sheffield Shield cricket competition being played in Perth.

Chasing his maiden Sheffield Shield century, Hauritz was dismissed on 94 but his defiant knock helped steer Queensland to a seven-run first innings lead over Western Australia, which had made 427 for nine declared.

Queensland had resumed its first innings at 280 for seven on Tuesday facing the difficult task of salvaging the two points for a first innings lead until Hauritz took them to 434 before being ruled out leg-before by umpire Andrew Craig off a Ben Edmondson delivery which appeared to be missing off stump.

At stumps on the third day Western Australia was 148 for two with Australian opener Justin Langer not out on 88 and former Zimbabean Test batsman Murray Goodwin on five.

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