Queensland will arrive at the Gabba on Sunday with a strong scent of victory after another day of Sheffield Shield dominance against Tasmania.
Following his destruction with the swinging Dukes ball on Friday, Michael Neser was again the catalyst as the Queensland quick found himself on a hat-trick to leave the Tigers 3-0 in their second innings.
Michael Neser (centre)of the Bulls celebrates the wicket of Jake Doran.Credit:AAP/Darren England
The visitors recovered to finish Saturday 4-72, but still 107 runs shy of making Queensland bat again.
Captain Usman Khawaja (56 off 163) led the hosts with a patient half century, while tailenders Cameron Gannon (22) and Mark Steketee (20) put on 30 for the ninth wicket to frustrate the visitors and get the Bulls to 257.
That came after the Tigers managed just 78 – their third-lowest Shield total – on an opening day where Neser at one stage had figures of 4-5.
He and Jack Wildermuth (1-11) didn't take long to rip in again on a Saturday afternoon in which Doolan, Jake Doran and Jordan Silk were all dismissed without scoring.
Ben McDermott negotiated Neser's hat-trick ball and finished the day unbeaten on 35, while Charlie Wakim (27) was a late lbw victim to Mitchell Swepson, having survived a huge shout from Mark Steketee earlier in his innings.
Jackson Bird (4-68) was Tasmania's best bowler but felt the same pain as Steketee, denied a five-wicket haul when another tight lbw wasn't given.
Queensland are third on the Shield ladder with three rounds to play, while the Tigers are second-last.
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